T-Mobile has introduced Scam ID and Scam Block to its customers to safeguard them from scam calls. Scam ID automatically alerts when an incoming call is likely a scam. With Scam Block T-Mobile automatically stops scam calls before they ever reach them.
T-Mobile said that these are free and are powered by its patent-pending technology built right into its network, so works on every single phone on T-Mobile’s network without installing anything. Scam ID requires a phone with Caller ID, but Scam Block will work regardless of a phone’s Caller ID capabilities.
- Scam ID – Immediately see when calls come in from known scammers at no extra cost. Your incoming call screen will alert you to an incoming scam call by displaying “scam likely”
- Scam Block – Allows you to block all known scammers before they reach you at no extra cost. “scam likely” calls get immediately blocked on the network so you don’t see the calls
If a customer prefers never to be bothered by scam calls, they can simply turn on Scam Block, and T-Mobile will terminate the call before it ever reaches the customer. Customer is always in control and can decline or block scam calls.
T-Mobile has started rolling out Scam ID and Scam Block beginning with T-Mobile ONE customers. New T-Mobile ONE customers will automatically get Scam ID beginning April 5.
Regarding the new features, Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer for T-Mobile, said:
Every year, three out of four people in the US get at least one scam call—and fraudsters cheat consumers out of more than half a billion dollars per year! It’s insane – so we had to do something to protect our customers!
So the T-Mobile team designed a brilliant set of patent-pending technologies — then built them directly into our network, so there’s nothing customers have to do. No hoops to jump through, no app to download. Like most T-Mobile technologies, it just works.