Mobile US launches Caller Verification to help protect customers from scams

In our newsroom, whenever someone gets a phone call, it's often from a scammer, spammer or other unwanted caller. The carrier's Caller Verified technology is being deployed to the Galaxy Note 9 first, activating when an incoming calls arrives.

Call Verified is free for T-Mobile customers. That's why T-Mobile, today, announced a new tool to fight all the spam and give phone owners a little bit more peace of mind. T-Mobile is taking a stand against it by implementing what it calls Caller Verified technology, starting with the Samsung Galaxy Note9.

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Galaxy Note 9 owners subscribed to T-Mobile in the US have just got an exclusive feature. You don't have to do anything else to get this benefit - it's already in place and working for you. Many wireless customers across all carriers have complained about receiving multiple spoofed scam calls per day - these calls utilize a phone number with a local area code to make it appear the call may be coming from a local business or person. T-Mobile, the so-called un-carrier, is further differentiating itself from the crowd by being the first carrier to launch caller verification using the STIR and SHAKEN standards (no, James Bond was apparently not consulted). 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.

T-Mobile said in November that it was ready for both of the standards, which have been recommended by the FCC. Once the technologies are adopted by other carriers, Caller Verified will work on calls made across most networks.

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