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T-Mobile, Comcast launch new security feature that prevents robocalls

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Posted at 10:03 AM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 13:03:28-04

If you own a smartphone, odds are you receive multiple robocalls per week. Not only are these types of phone calls annoying, but they can be dangerous if you're not careful.

On Wednesday, T-mobile and Comcast announced a new feature titled Caller Verified that protects consumers across their networks.

Caller Verified uses FCC-recommended Stir/Shaken standards, a spoof-detection technology that increases phone security.

“Robocalls and spam calls are an industry-wide problem, and we’ve got to join forces to keep consumers protected. Today, we’re the first to cross industry lines to do just that,” said John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile in a press release.

Caller Verified is live today across select phones including: the LG G8 ThinQ and Samsung Galaxy Note8 and Note9, Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+.

In addition, Comcast Xfinity Voice customers will see the same security feature later this year.

For more information, visit t-mobile.com.