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T-Mobile Expanding Caller Verified Feature to More Devices

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Just a few months ago, T-Mobile revealed that it had added a new feature to Samsung Galaxy Note 9 users.

This new feature, called "Caller Verified," allowed these subscribers to see carrier authenticated calls that they were getting. And with so many spam or scam calls being made everyday, this is a feature that can truly be appreciated.

Earlier today, T-Mobile revealed that more handsets will be getting the "Caller Verified" feature on their devices. Apart from the Galaxy Note 9, it is also available on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. Other devices that will include the feature soon are the Galaxy S10, S10e, S10+, LG G8 ThinQ, and Aristo 3.

This feature implemented by T-Mobile stems from the STIR and SHAKEN framework launched by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from a couple of years ago. The framework required stateside carriers to implement this feature as a way of preventing the bad guys from hijacking local phone numbers to make spam or scam calls. As of this writing, only T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile have implemented the framework.

T-Mobile subscribers saw "Scam Likely" notice on their device whenever they receive an incoming call from a number suspected to be a scammer. Ever since the framework was adopted, T-Mobile has blocked about 10 billion spam calls. This year alone, the wireless network was able to detect an average of 225 million "Scam Likely" calls per week.

As of this writing, T-Mobile's "Caller Verified" feature works only on calls between two T-Mobile devices. Once the other carriers start implementing their own version of the program, T-Mobile's "Caller Verified" technology will be able to work with different networks.



Source: Phone Arena

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