T-Mobile Name ID update brings improved design, better block list


After beefing up its scam call protection services earlier this month, T-Mobile today announced that it’s stepping up its fight against robocalls, too.

T-Mobile’s Name ID is getting a new app for iOS and an update to the Android app. The app brings a simpler, more functional design that includes a block list that has its own area of the app where you can easily block or unblock callers. And when you do block a phone number, it’s blocked at the network level so that if you get a new device, you don’t have to reblock the number.

The Name ID service also lets you choose whether or not you want to receive notifications for calls that’ve been blocked or sent to voicemail. You can perform a reverse phone search to get contact info for people and businesses and get identification for incoming calls using a combination of T-Mobile and partner data, too. Name ID will identify an incoming call as one of several categories, like Scam Likely, Nuisance Likely, Telemarketing, Political Call, Survey Call, or Charity Call, and you can choose to send an entire group of calls directly to voicemail.

Scam Block is now included with Name ID as well, so that you can easily block all likely scammers entirely.

Name ID is included with T-Mobile One Plus, which is priced at $15 per line per month and also includes HD video streaming, 20GB of 4G LTE hotspot usage, 256kbps international data speeds, Voicemail to Text, and unlimited inflight Wi-Fi on Gogo-enabled flights. Alternatively, postpaid customers can sign up for Name ID at a price of $4 per line per month.

Sources: T-Mobile, Name ID (Android), Name ID (iOS)

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