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.
Balance Update / USSD blocker is a free software application from the System Maintenance subcategory, part of the System Utilities category.
The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on 2014-08-31. The program can be installed on Android.
Balance Update / USSD blocker (version 1.2) is available for download from our website.
Just click the green Download button above to start. Until now the program was downloaded 107 times.
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Here you can find the changelog of Balance Update / USSD blocker since it was posted on our website on 2013-08-23.
The latest version is 1.2 and it was updated on soft112.com on 2017-06-30.
See below the changes in each version:
posted on 2014-08-31
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