How to Check the Number of Megabytes on Verizon Wireless

By Jean Sommer

Features on cell phones such as e-mail, surfing the web and downloading applications use megabytes. how may you use depends on what you are doing and how graphics-intensive it is. Verizon Wireless offers data packages for smart phones and feature phones. If you don't have one of their unlimited data plans, checking the number of megabytes you've used helps you manage your usage, and Verizon makes it convenient to check from a computer or your Verizon Wireless phone.

On Your Computer

Step 1

Open your web browser and go to the Verizon Wireless website. Log into "My Verizon" using your user name (or phone number) and password.

Step 2

Look under "My Usage" and "Data Used" on the My Verizon Home page. Click on the "MB" link below Data to check the number of megabytes used for the current month.

Step 3

Click on "View Bill" under the Bill heading to check usage for previous months.

Step 4

Choose the "Usage Details" tab at the top and then click the blue "Data" link under the bill date heading.

Step 5

Select "Data Usage" to check your megabytes used, and see it organized by date and time. You can change the sort order of the list by clicking on one of the heading at the top.

On Your Phone

Step 1

Press "#DATA" or "#3282" on your phone and press "Send." Listen for a confirmation message and end the call.

Step 2

Check your text messages for the data information from Verizon. The text will include any available information on text messages, multimedia messages, mobile broadband and data usage. The text message contains only your subscribed features. The data information is an estimation as of the given date and time on the message.

Step 3

Divide the kilobytes of data usage by 1024 to convert them to megabytes. To covert megabytes to gigabytes, divide them by 1024 once more.

Tips & Warnings

  • Smartphone and some feature phone users can use the My Verizon app to check data.
  • Verizon Wireless tracks data usage by the kilobyte, and charges for a full megabyte of use for any kilobytes used over a megabyte.