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T-Mobile and Sprint Can Now Verify Real Callers to Protect Against Spam

Wibbitz - Technology
T-Mobile and Sprint Can Now Verify Real Callers to Protect Against Spam Both companies are using a verification system called SHAKEN/STIR to confirm that calls from each other's networks aren't robocalls. The system provides users with a symbol or alert when an incoming call is being made by an actual person. However, for the system to be fully functional, every phone service provider would need to set it up and integrate it with all other phone service providers. Additionally, not all phones support the verification system. According to The Verge, T-Mobile and Sprint may also end up merging, making the system less useful. President Donald Trump recently signed a law requiring service providers to start putting verification protocols into effect within the next year. This may help speed up the process of getting all phone service providers to utilize the same verification system, though a plan has not yet been confirmed.