Simple way to check your balance with CLARO Ecuador Cell phone service. Service is prepaid so you only pay for what you use. Your balance is used towards outgoing calls and data. Incoming calls are free for the receiver and paid by the caller. If someone calls you from outside Ecuador, the per minute charge is about double. This was done on an Iphone 5S.
Result will look like this. If you have a Saldo promocional, those minutes are used first and expire within a few days. HINT: Turn off all Apps that you deem not necessary to have access to while out of wifi range.
Go To SETTINGS -> Cellular -> Use Cellular Data For:
Here you can turn off apps so they do not use your data. Data is very expensive in Ecuador so make sure you puchase a data package. See my post on "How to Purchase a Data Package using Claro Ecuador Cell Phone Service".