No wonder people are answering the phone less often and using other communication methods, like texting.
Call Verified is free for T-Mobile customers. The carrier's Caller Verified technology is being deployed to the Galaxy Note 9 first, activating when an incoming calls arrives.
To say that spam calls are annoying would not only be redundant, but it'd also be a big understatement. However, the carrier promises it's going to expand the tool later this year.
Galaxy Note 9 owners subscribed to T-Mobile in the USA have just got an exclusive feature. Though it's launching on Samsung's handset first, T-Mobile plans to make the Caller Verified feature available to all of its smartphone customers later in 2019. You don't have to do anything else to get this benefit - it's already in place and working for you. This is all to help fight caller ID spoofing, which is a technique scammers use to temporarily hijack a phone number to match the area code and three-digit prefix of a person they're calling to make the incoming call look legitimate. Customers that have been updated with the carrier's new technology will now see a "Caller Verified" label when a voice message has been confirmed as a real phone call and not one generated by scammers.
T-Mobile is the first company to apply the STIR/SHAKEN standards, so you'll only see "Call Verified" if the call is coming from another T-Mobile customer.
T-Mobile said in November that it was ready for both of the standards, which have been recommended by the FCC. Once other wireless providers implement STIR/SHAKEN, Caller Verified will work on calls made across networks'.