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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.

  • Model: SM-N960F
  • Dimensions: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm
  • Display: 6.4" (162.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 CMOS Dual OIS (F1.5/F2.4) & Telephoto: 12MP AF F2.4)

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ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

Wait so Samsung phones in the US don’t have this built in natively? My Note8 has something similar but I didn’t have to get an update for it. My S7 edge as well.

Abhijeet M.
Abhijeet M.

That’s the regular call verification thing like TrueCaller that you’re talking about I think, it goes by a database of numbers tagged as spam or otherwise. T-Mobile’s thing will tell people if the number displayed is actually the correct number or is different from the one someone is actually calling from. At least that’s what the gist is.

stondec
stondec

It’s most certainly available on my USA unlocked Note 9 maybe Tmobile and other carriers had it removed from their versions.

aarozone
aarozone

This feature already exists on the S9 and Note 9 series in the UK since day one. If this is news, T-Mobile US must be late lol.

locarno
locarno

I already have it on my s9+ and it is Hiya

And it is nothing new.

Post some screenshots from this function on T-Mobile.

tariq123
tariq123

How get release date android pie for samsung Galaxy Note 9 form all user