However, it seems that T-Mobile is doing their part to block these calls and according to the carrier, they claim that for 2021, they have managed to block a whopping 21 billion scam, spam, and unwanted robocalls made through its network to its customers. This is thanks to the carrier’s Scam Shield robocall and scam protection service.
According to Jon Freier, President of T-Mobile’s Consumer Group, “Attempted scam calls hit record highs in 2021, but with Scam Shield we are identifying or blocking an average 1.8 billion calls each month — or 700 calls per second! — for our T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers. We are the only provider protecting every single customer with the free scam-fighting tools in Scam Shield, regardless of their plan or device.”
While 21 billion calls is an impressive feat, we have to wonder how many did slip through under the radar. After all, there is no perfect system, but we suppose it’s still a good effort. Freier adds, “We know that scammers won’t stop as long as they continue to be successful, so we are doing everything we can to make their job as hard as possible. Scam Shield leverages T-Mobile’s powerful network to help keep our customers protected in real time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”