Mobile beefs up its anti-spam arsenal with Caller Verified

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T-Mobile is rolling out a new tool to prevent spam calls. SOPA Images

No wonder people are answering the phone less often and using other communication methods, like texting.

Earlier this week, we learned about a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 update that included a new calling service enhancement named Caller Verified.

T-Mobile is rolling out a new tool to prevent spam calls. The company says that Call Verified will work across networks if other carriers start using the SHAKEN/STIR standards too.

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Galaxy Note 9 owners subscribed to T-Mobile in the US have just got an exclusive feature.

T-Mobile launched its new Caller Verified technology which will give its customers protection from scammers and spammers.

T-Mobile says the feature is available for customers with an updated Galaxy Note 9. You don't have to do anything else to get this benefit - it's already in place and working for you. When a call comes in, T-Mo customers with this Caller Verified feature will see "Caller Verified" on the incoming call screen when T-Mobile has confirmed that the call is real and has not been intercepted by scammers. 'These standards combat illegal caller ID spoofing, which occurs when scammers temporarily hijack a phone number to match the area code and 3-digit prefix of the person they are targeting, making the incoming call look familiar.

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Few things are as irritating as spam calls, and today, T-Mobile announced that it's taking a couple steps forward in helping make sure you have to deal with them as infrequently as possible.

T-Mobile is the first company to apply the STIR/SHAKEN standards, so you'll only see "Call Verified" if the call is coming from another T-Mobile customer.

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