While trying to battle robocalls, T-Mobile and Comcast are collaborating to bring their clients call verification. The carriers will utilize the STIR/SHAKEN protocol to label authentic numbers, so clients will know they’re not getting a spam call. The catch is that, for the present, only calls between the two networks will be qualified for the “Caller Verified” label.
The new feature is accessible to T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile clients with certain Samsung and LG cell phones. It will be accessible to Comcast Xfinity Voice home phone service clients not long from now, however there’s no word when or in the event that it will work with Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile service. T-Mobile says it’s attempting to convey the offering to more cell phones soon.
The two organizations state they’re the first to convey this security crosswise over networks. In any case, different suppliers aren’t a long ways behind. A month ago, AT&T and Comcast tried the protocol over their networks, and Verizon (Engadget’s parent organization) is bringing the STIR/SHAKEN protocol to calls made in-network. With as many as 5.2 billion robocalls put a month ago, the suppliers have a solid thought process. Shockingly, this tech won’t stop robocalls, it will just make it simpler to spot them.