T-Mobile actually doing something about scam calls

I’d mentioned before I’m besieged by scam calls to the point that unless you’re in my contacts list you get voicemail, T-Mobile’s got it covered, almost.

Cut and pasted press release found in my inbox from T-Mobile follows:

Did you know that by 2019 it’s estimated that over 50% of calls will be scam calls? Well, scammers beware because T-Mobile’s got your number (literally). In the past 18 months, T-Mobile has blocked over 1 BILLION (with a B) scam calls and today the Un-carrier announced the launch of new and improved technology to give customers even more protection from scammers and spammers than before.

Hot on the heels of the FCC calling on the industry to implement STIR (Secure Telephony Identity Revisited) and SHAKEN (Secure Handling of Asserted information using toKENs) standards, the Un-carrier announced today that it is first in the industry to announce readiness for both STIR and SHAKEN. When adopted industry-wide, these standards will allow customers to know the calls they are receiving are verified as authentic and not spoofed or hijacked by scammers.

In addition, T-Mobile today announced they are first to integrate new spoof identification technology at the network level, meaning that Scam ID and Scam Block, the Un-carrier’s free scam detection services, can now better catch and stop spoofed numbers from reaching your phone. This means that T-Mobile customers will get less of these annoying calls than other wireless customers. And T-Mobile is still the only major wireless provider to deliver free scam protection on any device without requiring an app or registration, successfully flagging over 90% of scam calls.

With today’s announcements, T-Mobile is leading the industry in protecting customers against scam and giving customers more peace of mind than ever before.
Read all about it on the T-Mobile Newsroom here:

The T-Mobile Team

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