T-Mobile Galaxy Note 9 and Note 8 appear set to get RCS Universal Profile 1.0

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T-Mobile has updated a handful of Samsung devices to support RCS Universal Profile 1.0 messaging, including the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S8 models. Now it appears that T-Mo will be turning its focus to Samsung’s recent Galaxy Note phones.

A T-Mobile support document lists both the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Note 8 as phones that support RCS Universal Profile 1.0 messaging. We haven’t seen updates roll out to these Note phones with RCS Universal Profile 1.0 support quite yet, but when asked about their inclusion on this list, T-Mo told me that “the Note 8 and Note 9 already support UP 1.0”. It’s possible that these updates will begin rolling out soon, so we’ll have to keep an eye out for them.

RCS Universal Profile 1.0 improves upon standard text messaging in several ways. It’s got typing status indicators, read receipts, support for sending files up to 100MB in size, support for group chats up to 100 people, and more. What’s more, these features work across carriers, so long as you’re chatting with a person that also has RCS Universal Profile 1.0 and the carrier interconnects with T-Mo.

T-Mobile likely hasn’t been as fast with rolling RCS Universal Profile 1.0 support out to its phones as some people would like, but it is good news to see that two more devices are gaining the feature. That’s especially true considering that they’re two high-profile devices like the Galaxy Note 9 and Note 8. Here’s to hoping that we see RCS Universal Profile 1.0 make its way to more T-Mobile phones soon.

Via: Droid-Life
Source: T-Mobile

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  • marque2

    I don’t get it. I already have been getting receipts and notifications thatt a text is read – for years. Is there something different abput this. Also I notocey current phone jist showed me today that the other other guy was typing. I have an apparently incompatible V30 and the other phone is an old Samsung J7 – Mobile was giving for free a few years back.

    I don’t inderstand what is new.

    • Lord Kensington

      So Apple has had iMessage forever. Android has been rather bland and dry for the last 5 years or so.

      Since iPhone’s have this enhanced feature already (especially between iPhones on any network) Samsung has been hard at work trying to compete and bring the messaging experience up to par with iMessage. Which has been the standard for a long time.

      It’s the one area Android has sucked in for a long time. Having used Android for 9 years, now on iPhone, I will never go back to Android. It’s slow, clunky and doesn’t work across devices. iOS, MacOS, iPhone, all of it is so much better. I understand why the Ecosystem is real Android Killer.

      • Phone Guy

        IOS is way too limiting. I threw away my company Iphone. My hands were tied. It felt like I was working on an etch a sketch.

        • The One

          It’s so painful trying to use my work iPhone to do actual work. It’s not compatible with anything and sharing and editing Microsoft Office files is a PITA on the iPhone.

      • Petey07

        I agreed with you, I had the Samsung Note 8 and Gear S3 for a year which I really liked, but I just couldn’t leave the Apple Ecosystem (syncing with my iphone, ipad, mac computers, apple airports, apple TV and also the apple watch is superior than the samsung gear s3 watch. (IMO)). iMessage is one of them that was hard to get out of. I had friends on Android & iOS to use FB messenger because we all was on it, but it was just inconvenient in a way, since most of us have apple. So I agreed with you. Both OS are great and have it pros and cons, but as for personal preference, Apple just work more easier for me.

      • The One

        I was with you until you said Android doesn’t work across devices. I believe the exact opposite to be true, Android is way more cross-device and cross-ecosystem compatible than any Apple device. An Apple device cannot talk to anything unless it also runs apple’s software. That is terrible cross-device compatibility IMO.

        Perfect example: you can use Android Messages from any computer (windows or mac)

  • Nearmsp

    I use the iPhone, so this is not an issue in imessages. However, WhatsApp already has these features as also in WeChat. Why is T-mobile wasting its time in non core areas? Focus on getting robo calls and junk calls from spam off the T-mobile network.

    • trablezie

      Cause everybody don’t use wechat and whatsapp, lots use standard messaging .

  • JG

    What’s more, these features work across carriers, so long as you’re chatting with a person that also has RCS Universal Profile 1.0 and the carrier interconnects with T-Mo.

    Which carriers interconnect with T-Mobile?

    The sense I got reading an article about Verizon picking up RCS made it seem as if T-Mo was doing some random version that wouldn’t work well with others.

    • bkat11

      Who told you that? UP 1.0 is the GSMA standard and all carriers are set to support it as well as Google and Microsoft

    • bkat11

      Ok read a little on Reddit and Verizon and Sprint are in on Google Jibe service and T-Mobile is working to make their own UP interoperable with Jibe. Some guy even posted a Google doc showing status

  • bkat11

    I wonder if the unlocked version of Note 9 will be compatible

    • JayBEE

      I cannot imagine a reason why it would not.

      • bkat11

        I read up on Reddit and they had a Google report showing T-Mobile is working on interoperability with Google Jibe service. Once that hurdle is met should be kosher

  • Yonatan Ben Magen

    Seems like I’ve had this on my S8+, S9+ and Note9 since switching to T-mo (6/2017) using Samsung msg app. i.e. “It’s got typing status indicators, read receipts, support for sending files up to 100MB in size, support for group chats up to 100 people”

    Granted I’ve only seen typing indications with others on T-mo & Sam phones, have noticed that photos (Note 9 low res 3-4 MB) sometimes fail to upload or send properly or receive and have to refresh failed img perhaps network?. But good to know that they are rolling out even more

  • superg05

    I THOUGHT THEY DID THIS ALREADY IM CONFUSED?