The brand new function is on the market to T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile prospects with sure Samsung and LG smartphones. It will be out there to Comcast Xfinity Voice dwelling telephone service prospects later this yr, however there isn’t any phrase when or if it will work with Comcast’s Xfinity Cell service. T-Mobile says it is working to convey the providing to extra smartphones quickly.
The 2 firms say they’re the primary to ship this safety throughout networks. However different suppliers aren’t far behind. Final month, AT&T and Comcast examined the protocol throughout their networks, and Verizon (Engadget’s mum or dad firm) is bringing the STIR/SHAKEN protocol to calls made in-network. With as many as 5.2 billion robocalls positioned final month, the suppliers have a powerful motive. Sadly, this tech will not cease robocalls, it will solely make it simpler to spot them.