MetroPCS Gets Scam ID and Scam Block
Back in April this year, T-Mobile has introduced the Scam ID and Scam Block to its customers. These two features help identify and prevent spam calls from happening. Today, the carrier announced that starting tomorrow, July 25, 2017, its prepaid brand MetroPCS will get Scam ID and Scam Block, too.
MetroPCS customers will receive the new features automatically and at no extra cost. Every MetroPCS phone will be able to use these features since technology isn’t phone-based but it’s built directly into T-Mobile’s network.
With Scam ID, customers will receive a warning “Scam Likely” with a phone number that T-Mobile indentifies as a potential scam. The carrier identifies number by matching it against a global database of known scammer numbers. So, if number matches with the one from database, customers will be warned. Then they will be able to ignore calls or to activate Scam Block that will prevent possible scam numbers from even reaching their phones.
Scam ID will be automatically enabled for MetroPCS customers from tomorrow but to check if Scam Block is on or off, users can dial #STS# (#787#). For turning it on, users should dial #ONB# (#662#) and for turning it off, they should dial #OFB# (#632#).
Since the launch of the Scam ID and Scam Block, T-Mobile identified and blocked more than 243 million scam calls. Also, during this period, they learned that most of scam calls happen during working hours. Furthermore, database of known and suspected scam numbers is constantly updated which helps prevent fraud.