Check your mobile plan & buy mobile data on Android

Depending on your operator, you may be able to buy mobile data through your Settings app on your Android phone. Your operator sets the prices and choices. You use your regular payment method with your operator.

Important: The 'Mobile data plan' setting is not yet available in all regions or with all operators.

Check your plan, buy data & control notifications

  1. Open your Settings app.
  2. Tap Google and then Mobile data plan.
    • To check your plan: At the top, see your current data plan status.
    • To buy more data: Under 'Buy data', tap the offer that you want. Then tap Buy.
    • To control notifications: Under 'Notifications', turn the kinds of notifications on or off.

Tip: If you get a notification that you're low on data, tap Add more data. Your 'Mobile data plan' setting will open.

Fix issues with buying mobile data

If you don't see the 'Mobile data plan' setting, your operator probably doesn't work with this service. Contact your operator for info.

If your operator works with this service, but you can't buy mobile data through your Settings app:

  • Check that you have an existing plan with your operator.
  • Check that you have a valid payment method with your operator.
  • If your payment method is a prepaid account balance with your operator, check your balance amount.
  • If you use more than one SIM card, set the SIM card for which you want more data as your default.
  • Install any updates for your apps and services. Learn how.

What's shared between your operator & Google

Your mobile operator shares some data plan info with Google. Google shows plan info to you. If you buy mobile data through your Settings app, Google sends that purchase request to your operator.

  • Your data plan's name, quota, expiry date, description and other plan info
  • Your operator's list of available data plans, with their names, quotas, expiry dates, descriptions and other plan info
Not shared
  • Your name
  • Your payment information
  • Your Internet use, such as sites visited or movies streamed
  • Contents of your communications, such as texts or calls
  • Contents of any of your apps

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