Balance Update / USSD blocker

Balance Update / USSD blocker


IMPORTANT - This app does not work on Android 4.2.2. 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

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. 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

1.2 - Added message logging
1.1 - Fixed blocking frequency issue
1.0 - Initial Version
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A Google User
Jul 21, 2014
need it for 4.2.2 Can you please make it available for 4.2.2 also...
A Google User
Jul 16, 2014
Not Working on 4.2.2 Please update the app to work on 4.2.2 and above
A Google User
Jul 14, 2014
not working,indosat indonesia hi im form indonesia, im using cellphone provider indosat. everytime i use connect/disconnect mobile data usage, will pop up message : your balance..bla bla.. join indosat community.. i already root my galaxy grand & install this ussd blocker, still not working..pop up message still showing :( pls help quite balance settings: enable blocking [v] check , blocking frequency : always block, matching method : i tried "substring match" and "keywords list" , blocking specification : pemakaian,community
A Google User
Jul 11, 2014
Best app to stop balance messages This wonderful app helped me to stop the annoying data balance messages displayed in my screen whenever i turn off the mobile data. Just add some of the words contained in the balance message to the app keyword list and you are done. Also it have innovative options through which you can select to display the message once in a day or week or month so that you can stay uptodate with your data or call balance. Thanks to the developer.
A Google User
Jul 7, 2014
whery very handy..