T-Mobile Caller Verified tool is exclusive to Galaxy Note 9
Galaxy Note 9 owners subscribed to T-Mobile in the U.S. have just got an exclusive feature. Your network provider has enabled a new “Caller Verified” technology on your device to protect you from scammers and spammers. The technology uses the new STIR/SHAKEN standards to combat illegal caller ID spoofing.
T-Mobile says the feature is available for customers with an updated Galaxy Note 9.
50% of U.S. mobile traffic in 2019 will be scam calls
Phone call and data enterprise company First Orion estimates that nearly 50 percent of U.S. mobile traffic will be scam calls in 2019. These calls, on top of being annoying, often trick users into losing hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of dollars to fraudsters. While existing protection apps can blacklist known scam numbers, they hardly can identify newly spoofed ones.
T-Mobile is trying to fill that void with the Caller Verified technology. The telco will verify that the incoming call is authentic and is being made from the same number that is displayed on the screen. It will then display the “Caller Verified” message on your Galaxy Note 9 screen. More Galaxy devices and other smartphones should get the feature in the future. And once other carriers implement the STIR/SHAKEN standards, Caller Verified will work on calls made across networks.
The Galaxy Note 9, meanwhile, is yet to get the stable Android Pie One UI update in the U.S. In fact, the update has only been released in Germany for beta users. But with Samsung today publishing the Android Pie user manual for the device, one can suspect that the worldwide update is not far away.