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
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jun 17, 2015
Works as advertised... Great value! Thanks. Small caveat on HTC One M7.. when the USSD message arrives, the notification sound plays, even though the message is blocked... I wish the notification sound could also be avoided. Would be great if your app can do that.
A Google User
Apr 13, 2015
Wow! Simple and useful Thanks your tool saved lot of time. Hope you will find some ingenious way to implement this feature in android 4.2.2. and later versions :)
A Google User
Mar 25, 2015
Excellent work Sriram! For a long time I had been bothered by the operator data usage notifications and the worst thing was I was not able to receive a call unless I clicked OK for all such notifications. Now thanks to you I have no more issues now. Great job Sriram. Thanks.
A Google User
Mar 9, 2015
Good
A Google User
Dec 27, 2014
Quiet balance Kool