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Monitor how much mobile data you use

If you have a Chromebook with a mobile data plan, you can check how much data you've used. If you're using a SIM card, you can even control how much data is used by locking your SIM card with a PIN.

See how much data you have remaining

For Verizon

If you're using Verizon Wireless in the U.S., go to your Verizon Wireless account to see the estimated amount of data you have remaining for the month.

  1. Click your account photo.
  2. Click Settings Settings.
  3. In the "Network" section, click Mobile.
  4. At the top, click View account (you'll only see this option if Verizon is activated. Learn how to activate Verizon).
  5. Sign in to your Verizon Wireless account.
For another mobile network
For all other mobile networks, contact your mobile carrier to see how much data you've used on your SIM card.

Lock your SIM card

If you're using a SIM card with your Chromebook, you can lock the card at any time to prevent others from accidentally using up your mobile data. Follow these steps to lock your card or change its personal identification number (PIN):

  1. Click your account photo.
  2. Click Settings Settings.
  3. In the "Network" section, click Mobile.
  4. Turn on Enable SIM card locking.
  5. Type your SIM card PIN, then click Enter.
  6. Select the "Lock SIM card" checkbox to require a PIN. To set a custom PIN, select Change PIN.

The next time you connect to the mobile network, you’ll need to provide the PIN. Some SIM cards also ask for a PIN provided by your mobile carrier on first use.

If you forget the PIN, or if you see a message asking for a PIN Unlocking Code, contact your mobile carrier. If you enter the wrong Unlocking Code twice, the SIM card will be disabled.

Get more help

If you have more questions about your mobile data, contact your mobile carrier.

Casey is a Chromebook expert and author of this help page. Help her improve this article by leaving feedback below.

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