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My data carrier provides USSD code to check the voice & data balance in the sim & iPad3 doesn't seem to have a way to dial them.

So how can I send USSD codes without jailbreaking my iPad? Is it possible at all?

USSD codes are like this: *123*1# for data balance.

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Nope, not possible! The USSD code would be sent over a voice call of sorts, but there's no phone app on the iPad. The cellular access is strictly for data (at least without jailbreaking).

You'll just have to find a different way of checking your data balance! You could just keep track manually by going to Settings -> General -> Usage -> Cellular Usage. That will allow you to reset your usage statistics and then keep tabs on how much data you've used up to that point.

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  • Too bad, I am already keeping tab on my usage, its just needed to know the pack balance & expiration date, as on my carrier when data pack gets exhausted, it starts deducting money out of voice balance & that's expensive.
    – Ashfame
    Commented Nov 14, 2012 at 19:52
  • @Ashfame Many carriers allow web access to the same data and some even have apps in the App Store to make this sort of query easier on you.
    – bmike
    Commented Nov 19, 2012 at 16:36
  • @bmike Yep! I got to know my carrier Airtel, India also has an app to check voice/data balance. Thanks!
    – Ashfame
    Commented Nov 19, 2012 at 16:53

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