T-Mobile recently announced some interesting new tools to help protect subscribers from telemarketing scam calls.
Say hello to Scam Block and Scam ID
The technology will automatically tag calls. Subscribers can even select to completely block those type of calls.
Scam Block and Scam ID are designed to help protect subscribers from the ever-growing amount of scam telemarketing calls.
Every time a call reaches the network, it’s quickly analyzed against a database of known scammer numbers that’s updated it near real time. If a number is in that database, you’ll automatically see it tagged as “Scam Likely.”
With Scam Block active, you’ll never receive the call as it will be terminated.
The tools will automatically start rolling out to customers, starting with T-Mobile One subscribers. New T-Mobile One subscribers will automatically receive Scam ID starting Wednesday, April 5. Other customers can alas enable Scam ID starting on that date. Here’s all the important information on what to dial.
- Enable Scam ID – dial #ONI# (#664#) and pressing the call button
- Enable Scam Block – dial #ONB# (#662#)
- Check Whether Scam Block is On or Off – #STS# (#787#)
For more information about the tools, visit T-Mobile’s site.