We’re sure that you guys have from time to time received phone calls from unknown numbers. Maybe it could be a friend from out of town, or maybe a friend calling from overseas, or maybe it could be a scammer trying to get you on the phone. However to save you the time on deciding whether you should answer that call, T-Mobile has launched a new service.

The carrier has recently announced that they will be rolling out a new service for free that will help their customers to automatically block incoming calls that are deemed to be scams. This is a feature that needs to be enabled so take that into consideration if you plan to take advantage of it. Once enabled, T-Mobile claims that scam calls will be blocked automatically.

According to T-Mobile, “Here’s how it all works: every time someone calls a T-Mobile customer, as soon as that call reaches the T-Mobile network, patent-pending technology analyzes it – in milliseconds – against an advanced global database of tens of thousands of known scammer numbers.”

“When a match is found, the T-Mobile network tags the incoming call and warns the customer that it’s likely from a scammer. Because of the way T-Mobile’s network manages voice traffic, the Un-carrier is capable of analyzing every call to identify and block scammers.” We have yet to see how effective the system is, but since it is free and if you are a T-Mobile ONE customer, then we guess it won’t hurt for you to turn it on and keep yourself protected.

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