Ad Networks with no READ_PHONE_STATE permissions

Hi, I’m trying to find the best ad network for my game. One of the most important factor for me is the required permissions. I try to keep this as simple as possible. I don’t want to add READ_PHONE_STATE permission.
As far as I know, Admob, Chartboost and AppNext does not require this permission.
Do you know any other ad solution that does not require read_phone_state?


Here is the current list. I will update it with your additions:

  • Admob
  • AppBrain
  • AppNext
  • Chartboost
  • Leadbolt (only HTML Banners)
  • MMedia

I was going through the same process this past week, looking for a new ad network for interstitials that doesn’t require too many permissions. I eventually went with AppBrain, which only requires the INTERNET and ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE permissions. Here is their SDK link if you want to check it out:

I knew that Millennial Media no longer requires this permission. you can try also HTML banners from Leadbolt.

Thanks, I will update the first post with your additions.

StartApp does not require this permission as well. For the InApp banners that is.


@startapp, thanks. What do you mean by InApp banners? Does the interstitials and offerwall require this permission or not?
BTW, I couldn’t find the latest documentation. The old one (SDK 1.5) says it requires a lot of permissions.

SendDroid does not require READ_PHONE_STATE permission either. Unless you are using Push/Icon Ads which I doubt you will be unless your apps are on other stores.

Furthermore, Google got in touch with us last week to let us know about a problem and had something been wrong with our ads/permissions etc, they would have highlighted that too.

We’ll see if we can have this clarified by Google too and if so, we’ll give some proof of it.