Tag Archives: SHAKEN

T-Mobile partners with carriers and state attorneys general to fight robocalls

T-Mobile is teaming up with other carriers and state attorneys general to fight robocalls. The new partnership includes T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, as well as several smaller carriers like U.S. Cellular and Charter and 51 state attorneys general. As part of the agreement, the carriers have agreed to deploy STIR and SHAKEN technologies to combat robocalls for their customers. T-Mo first deployed STIR and SHAKEN back in January. STIR and SHAKEN are meant to fight … [read full article]

T-Mobile and AT&T team up to fight robocalls with cross-network call verification

Normally when T-Mobile is talking about AT&T, it involves John Legere mocking the big blue carrier. But today T-Mobile and AT&T are teaming up. T-Mobile and AT&T today launched cross-network call authentication using the SHAKEN and STIR standards. These are the technologies that power T-Mo’s Caller Verified feature, and they verify that an incoming call is actually from the number listed on your caller ID and not a robocaller or a scammer spoofing the number to … [read full article]

FCC says carriers can block robocalls by default

A new FCC ruling could help to reduce the number of robocalls you get every day. Today the FCC voted to affirm that carriers can block robocalls by default. While T-Mobile and other carriers already offer robocall blocking services, today’s ruling means that carriers are able to block unwanted robocalls by default using reasonable call analytics, so long as customers are informed and able to opt-out of the blocking. The ruling also states that carriers … [read full article]

T-Mobile partners with Comcast to fight robocalls across networks

T-Mobile continues to combat robocalls today by rolling out cross-network robocalling protection for the first time. T-Mobile and Comcast have┬áteamed up to verify calls made between their networks. The feature is now live for T-Mobile customers and will launch to Comcast Xfinity Voice home phone customers later this year. This feature uses the STIR and SHAKEN standards to verify that incoming calls are actually from who they say they are. STIR and SHAKEN digitally validate … [read full article]

T-Mobile expanding Caller Verified to more phones, touts 10 billion scam calls identified

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+, … [read full article]

T-Mobile rolling out Caller Verified feature to fight scammers, starting with Galaxy Note 9

Earlier this week, we learned about a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 update that included a new calling service enhancement named Caller Verified. Now T-Mobile has officially announced the feature. Caller Verified is a new T-Mobile feature that uses the STIR and SHAKEN standards to fight scammers. 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 … [read full article]