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T-Mobile Rolling Out Scam ID and Scam Block to MetroPCS Customers

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Back in March, T-Mobile announced that it was launching two features intended to help its users stay safe from scammers. These two features were known as Scam ID and Scam Block. Initially, T-Mobile offered these features exclusively to its T-Mobile One customers as they promised that it would roll out by April 5th.

Today, T-Mobile has revealed that they are extending availability of these two features to its MetroPCS customers. According to TMONews, T-Mobile will be rolling out Scam ID and Scam Block to its MetroPCS customers starting July 25th. The release reveals that the two features will automatically be switched on for all customers under MetroPCS on that date.

But in case you wanted to verify whether or not Scam Block is already enabled on your device, you can dial #STS# (#787#). In the event that you wish to disable this new security feature, you can do so by dialing #OFB# (#632#). On the contrary, you can switch it back on anytime you like by dialing #ONB# (#662#).

Meanwhile, the other feature, Scam ID, works by giving you a warning when you are about to receive a phone call by a number suspected to be a spammer. When this happens, you will see a "Scam Likely" alert on your phone. You can then enable Scam Block (if it hasn't been enabled yet) to never see those phone calls on your device ever again. T-Mobile's network will prevent such callers from getting through to your phone.


Source: TMONews

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  1. Does that mean that T Mobile prepaid customers do not have these features?

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    1. I don't believe they do. Seems if you want a premium prepaid experience on T-Mobile's network, you should choose MetroPCS. T-Mobile Prepaid doesn't even offer Name ID, which MetroPCS does offer.

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  2. My friend who just subscribed to postpaid T-Mobile ONE plus just told me he loves this feature. I would like to have it too except I don't have T-Mobile.

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  3. I have had this feature for quite a while on my Huawei Nexus 6P thru TracFone. Can't remember if it's just a feature of Nougat 7.1 or a Google feature for its flagship phones.
    Suspected Spam #s will show up as "Suspected Spam !" with the explanation point surrounded by a red circle.

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    1. It's a feature in Google's Phone app, which is only available on Nexus phones.

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  4. Ladies and Gentlemen. Plenty of apps from the play-store that do the same thing. Less Carrier bloatware.

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    1. So you're OK installing a third party app (let me guess...free) giving it god-knows-what permissions, but aren't OK with using a carrier service?

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    2. The play store is full of malware.

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  5. The scammers switch numbers frequently. I do not answer the phone unless my phone IDs the caller. I know that if it is really important the caller will leave a message.

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  6. I'm a TMo PP customer and the scam caller function is not available for us... I contacted TMo and they confirmed it and said that it may be available in the future... Oh well...
    If I really needed it I could always go to MetroPCS (hmmm) and actually get a better deal!


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