On Wednesday, T-Mobile and Comcast announced a partnership to combat the industry’s growing robocall problem. Starting today, the companies will begin authenticating calls made between their networks in order to verify for consumers when the caller is an actual human being.

Americans received over 26 billion unwanted robocalls last year, and after a few light pushes from federal agencies like the Federal Communications Commission, carriers are beginning to deploy an authentication system that’s meant to combat them, known as the SHAKEN/STIR protocol. T-Mobile and Comcast will begin using the protocol to authenticate calls made between the two networks on a handful of devices.

“Robocalls and spam calls are an industry-wide problem, and…

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