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On Android 4.2.1, some new stuff has appeared in the notification area. It shows my current balance and has an icon of the "SIM-card menu" app. Also, sometimes, some spammy messages appears (from my operator) that look like response to standard USSD request. On a previous OS, there was no such behavior.

How can I disable this? Is it OS or operator-related stuff?

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What country are you in, and what's your operator? It may be a operator-related. –  geffchang Jan 10 '13 at 7:32
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This (at least the USSD messages) are operator related, and can only be disabled by your operator.

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Yes, you are correct. Also, I want to add, that there is some kind of bug in the Sim-menu app, since the mentioned notification (with balance) was sent once, and there is no way to remove it from notification bar, except rebooting device. –  abyss.7 Jan 10 '13 at 9:09
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Just an idea: If your device is running 4.1 or higher, long-tap the entry in the notification area, tap "app info", and uncheck the box which allows that app to place notifications. That should give you some peace again. –  Izzy Jan 20 '13 at 1:48
    
    
@MaciejŁopaciński: "The APIs used by this app have been removed in this version and later." - it's about >= 4.2.2. I'm using Nexus, so I'm for long time on 4.3 already. –  abyss.7 Nov 24 '13 at 5:21
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