The mobile carrier is set to unveil two new programs, Scam ID and Scam Block. The former is, as the name sounds, a service which will identify scam calls and alert the potential scammee. Considering scam calls are just as much of a problem as ever these days, it’s a commendable protection. The latter automatically blocks all calls that Scam ID catches. T-Mobile says customers can turn both services on and off any time.
Both services are free, though T-Mobile offers customers a paid upgrade called Name ID which will identify any caller’s name and location.
The company intends to enable Scam ID for all customers eventually. There’s a chance Scam Block could block legitimate calls, so users should be cautious of opting in.
T-Mobile customers can enable Scam ID by dialing #664# on their phone’s keyboards and hitting the call button. The number for Scam Block is #662#.
The service is available starting April 5.