T-Cellular, Metro prospects: Get free rip-off blocking name safety now. This is how


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T-Cellular’s ScamShield service offers a handful of safety measures to protect you from spam calls and scams.


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T-Cellular introduced ScamShield this week, an extension of its present service that reveals spam calls and helps block robocalls. It’s going to come free to all T-Cellular, Dash and Metro by T-Cellular prospects. It is a service that carriers, together with T-Cellular, beforehand charged for.

Beginning July 24, you can entry a complete suite of choices by way of the ScamShield app you may obtain in your telephone — and thru the Name Screener app for Dash prospects. However you do not have to attend till then to get a few of T-Cellular’s promised safety. 

T-Cellular and Metro by T-Cellular prospects can now dial #662# to activate a layer of the software program, often known as Rip-off Block. The thought is that undesirable calls are prevented from ever ringing your telephone.

It will work for patrons who pay a month-to-month invoice however not for pay as you go prospects. 

The positive print? Your gadget has to work with the service, although T-Cellular did not specify which gadgets are appropriate. The service’s web site additionally acknowledges that “turning on Rip-off Block would possibly block calls you need; disable any time.”

Learn extra about ScamShield right here and what different carriers are doing to dam robocalls.



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