T-Mobile, Sprint partner on call verification to fight spoofed calls
The hopeful merger partners are teaming up to implement the FCC's recommended Stir/Shaken technology.
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may still be waiting for a judge to rule on their pending merger but that hasn't stopped the companies from continuing to work together. On Tuesday the two wireless carriers announced that they are beginning to roll out the Federal Communications Commission's recommended Stir/Shaken call verification technology for calls made between their two respective networks.
Using this system, those who receive a call from someone on the other's network will see an indicator letting them know that it really is the person you expected and not a bad actor spoofing their phone number.
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support Stir/Shaken call verification on its network today, promising that "more" are "coming soon." The carrier has previously enabled call verification on calls to and from Comcast's Xfinity Voice home phone service and calls with those on AT&T's cellular network.