T-Mobile is launching two new features today to help keep you safe.
Scam ID and Scam Block are two new features that will identify and block scam calls on the T-Mobile network. Scam ID uses technology to compare the phone number of an incoming call against a global database of known scammer numbers. If a match is found, the network tags the call is likely a scam and warns you about it.
If you’d prefer to never even be bothered by calls that are likely from scammers, you can enable Scam Block. As its name suggests, this feature will prevent calls that are likely scam from ever reaching you.
T-Mobile is enabling Scam ID and Scam Block for T-Mobile One customers on a rolling basis starting today. All new T-Mobile One customers will get the feature starting April 5. Other postpaid customers can enable Scam ID starting April 5 by dialing #ONI# (#664#) on their phone.
To enable Scam Block, you can dial #ONB# (#662#), and you can dial #OFB# (#632#) to turn it off. You can also dial #STS# (#787#) to check whether Scam Block is on or off on your account.
T-Mobile also says that it plans to roll out its Scam ID and Scam Block features to MetroPCS customers “later in April.”
These scam calling features are nice additions to T-Mobile’s network. Scam calls are annoying at best, wasting your time by taking a call from someone that just wants to mess with you, and when they’re at their worst, they can scam people out of their money. Now you can be alerted when a call is coming in that’s likely a scam and ignore it, keeping you safe from people that want to cheat you.