Scam ID, which will be automatically enabled for all customers, identifies an incoming as a likely scam if the program deems it to be as such. Scam Block automatically blocks those calls and can be turned on by dialing #662# and turned off with #632#. These measures will be in effect from tomorrow, July 25.
Dialer app-maker Truecaller estimates that about half a million people every year get taken by a scam. That’s a success rate of 0.2 percent, but with an average reap of $274 per person, it adds up quick. T-Mobile estimates that its measures have already saved its subscribers over $130 million from unsolicited cons.
The prepaid customer base tends to be more vulnerable as many individuals tend to have lower incomes, so this should be a very welcome feature coming in.