Balance Update / USSD blocker

Balance Update / USSD blocker


IMPORTANT - This app does not work on Android 4.2.2 or later. The APIs used by this app have been removed in this version and later. (To check your Android version, see Settings > About Phone)

IMPORTANT - You MUST restart your phone after installing or updating the app. Also, please launch and configure the app to start blocking messages.

This is a free app and has no ads.

This app selectively blocks balance update messages that carriers send after each call, typically on prepaid plans. These balance update messages show as annoying popups after end of each call.

Technically, these balance update messages are USSD messages, and cannot be filtered by SMS blockers. Hence, this app specializes in blocking USSD messages.

You may choose to block messages that contain a specific string (substring match), or a list of keywords (comma separated keyword list), or advanced users can specify regular expressions that when matched trigger blocking.

You can also choose to show the balance update message once per day (or week/month). This will cause the first balance update message to show up, and all other messages will be blocked for the rest of the day.

Last 25 messages are saved in the message log, along with indication if the message was blocked or allowed.

Credit to commandus.com blog for USSD handling tip!

If you encounter an issue, please make sure you have restarted the phone after installation. Please email me if that does not resolve the issue.

Technical users - this app actually doesn't need READ_PHONE_STATE permission. I've added it so that Android doesn't auto update this app from 1.0 to 1.2, as that requires a restart.

Recent changes:
IMPORTANT - Restart phone after update/install. Only supports Android 4.2.1 or below

1.2 - Added message logging
1.1 - Fixed blocking frequency issue
1.0 - Initial Version
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About Balance Update / USSD blocker
IMPORTANT - This app does not work on Android 4.2.2 or later. The APIs used by this app have been removed in this version and later. (To check your Android version, see Settings > About Phone)

IMPORTANT - You MUST restart your phone after installing or updating the app. Also, please launch and configure the app to start blocking messages.

This is a free app and has no ads.

This app selectively blocks balance update messages that carriers send after each call, typically on prepaid plans. These balance update messages show as annoying popups after end of each call.

Technically, these balance update messages are USSD messages, and cannot be filtered by SMS blockers. Hence, this app specializes in blocking USSD messages.

You may choose to block messages that contain a specific string (substring match), or a list of keywords (comma separated keyword list), or advanced users can specify regular expressions that when matched trigger blocking.

You can also choose to show the balance update message once per day (or week/month). This will cause the first balance update message to show up, and all other messages will be blocked for the rest of the day.

Last 25 messages are saved in the message log, along with indication if the message was blocked or allowed.

Credit to commandus.com blog for USSD handling tip!

If you encounter an issue, please make sure you have restarted the phone after installation. Please email me if that does not resolve the issue.

Technical users - this app actually doesn't need READ_PHONE_STATE permission. I've added it so that Android doesn't auto update this app from 1.0 to 1.2, as that requires a restart.

Recent changes:
IMPORTANT - Restart phone after update/install. Only supports Android 4.2.1 or below

1.2 - Added message logging
1.1 - Fixed blocking frequency issue
1.0 - Initial Version
User reviews of Balance Update / USSD blocker
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Oct 13, 2014
Very Effective but Need Upgdate I installed this, configured it and forgot about it for last 6 months. I haven't been bothered with flash messages alerting me about my balance and data usage. It is a surprisingly effective screw driver for operator nuisance. Now I upgraded to Android Kitkat and this is app is not compatible anymore. Please provide an update.
A Google User
Sep 5, 2014
Quiet balance Kool
A Google User
Sep 3, 2014
THANK YOU! This app works and is absolutely wonderful!
A Google User
Sep 2, 2014
Enhancement Suggestion Please add a feature to include a message from the message log list to the expression matching option. This is being requested as it is not possible to copy a special character appearing in a network notification to be filtered.
A Google User
Aug 26, 2014
It works.