T-Mobile has blocked 1 billion spam calls in 1.5 years


T-Mobile declared today that since launch its own Scam ID and Scam Block features 18 weeks before, the company has blocked more than 1 billion scam calls. T-Mobile says it is also prepared to embrace the new FCC SHAKEN/STIR criteria that enable clients to get calls that are verified.

Robocalls at the united states have reached an all-time large, with an estimated 147 million junk calls being created daily. The simplicity of turning into a robocaller has reduced the barrier for entry, and scammers have started a type of”locality spoofing,” where they call out of the target telephone number its area code to boost the opportunity of a telephone has been picked up. T-Mobile says it is enhancing its Scam ID and Scam Block characteristics to safeguard customers against this kind of robocall.

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T-Mobile has also declared willingness to embrace the FCC’s needs for carriers to embrace more powerful call authentication systems, a frame it requires SHAKEN/STIR. The SHAKEN (Secure Handling of Asserted data using toKENs) and STIR (Safe Telephony Identity Revisited) criteria allow phone companies to confirm that the call a client is receiving is really from the person making the phone, rather than a telephone number being hijacked by local spoofing practices.

Even though Scam ID (which flags calls as’Scam Probably’) is built into the community for T-Mobile and Metro clients, Spam Block (which blocks calls completely ) have to be enabled. T-Mobile and Metro clients can enable the feature by dialing #ONB# (#662#) in their telephones, check whether it is occupied by dialing #STS# (#787#), and turn it off with #OFB# (#632#).

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