At the start of the year, T-Mobile rolled out a new feature dubbed Caller Verified that used the STIR and SHAKEN standards to fight scam calls. That feature rolled out to the Galaxy Note 9 at first, and now it’s coming to several more devices.
T-Mobile says that its Caller Verified feature is available on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ starting today. It’s expanding to even more devices soon, including the Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e as well as the LG G8 ThinQ and LG Aristo 3.
With Caller Verified, T-Mobile customers will see “Caller Verified” on their incoming call screen when T-Mo has confirmed that the call is real and not a scammer. The STIR and SHAKEN standards digitally validate the handoff of calls, helping to fight caller ID spoofing. This is when scammers temporarily hijack a phone number to match the area code and three digit prefix of a person they’re calling to make their incoming call look legitimate. Once the other major carriers implement STIR and SHAKEN, Caller Verified will work on calls made across networks.
T-Mo also confirmed today that it’s identified more than 10 billion calls as “Scam Likely” ever since it began offering its Scam ID and Scam Block tools nearly two years ago.