Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint to stop phone number thefts with a new mobile ID

US carriers are gearing up to launch a next-gen mobile ID platform that will hopefully make phone number thefts and other mobile authentication issues a thing of the past. Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint collectively formed the so-called Mobile Authentication Taskforce not long ago, and they are now detailing the eventual product that will come out of this alliance.
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3 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2027; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

This is a good start.

2. gamehead unregistered

Phone authentication is annoying AF, but helpful

3. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Ok, so with all the US carriers onboard the questions are, what's the catch and how will they screw this up. Call me cynical, but just going by their history. Will it be a log kept by the carriers tracking where you go?