Tag Archives: RCS

T-Mobile teams with Google to enable RCS messaging with Android users around the world

T-Mobile first began utilizing RCS way back in 2015, but when it first rolled out it was only available on a single device. Fast-forward to today and RCS on T-Mobile customers send more than 700 million RCS messages each day, and the RCS experience is about to get even bigger. T-Mobile has teamed up with Google to implement a full standards-based RCS Universal Profile 1.0 interconnect with Google’s Messages chat. This means that T-Mo and … [read full article]

Google’s RCS messaging has rolled out to all U.S. Android users

After kicking off an RCS messaging rollout to Android users last month, the chat features are now available to everyone. Google’s Sanaz Ahari said today that RCS is now available to all Android users in the U.S. Ahari, who is a lead for Google’s communications suite that includes Messages, Duo, and Phone, explains that you should be sure your on the latest versions of the Messages and Carrier Services app to be able to activate … [read full article]

Google begins enabling RCS messaging for all Android users in the U.S.

Just a few weeks after T-Mobile and the other major U.S. carriers announced plans to launch their own RCS messaging service in 2020, Google says that it’s starting its own RCS push in the U.S. Starting today, Google will begin broadly pushing RCS (Rich Communication Services) messaging to all Android users in the U.S. Android users that already have Google’s Messages app installed should get a notification to enable RCS chat features in the coming … [read full article]

T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T form group to launch RCS messaging service

RCS messaging support among the U.S. carriers has been a bit spotty to date, but now the four big operators say that they’re working to change that. T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T today announced that they’ve formed a new joint venture called the Cross Carrier Messaging Initiative (CCMI). The group is working to develop and deploy a messaging service based on the Rich Communications Service (RCS) standard starting with Android devices in 2020. The carriers say … [read full article]

T-Mobile Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL won’t support RCS ‘at this time’

When T-Mobile launched the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3 earlier this year, it said that the new phones won’t support RCS messaging, and it looks like that’ll be the case with the Pixel 4, too. A T-Mobile support representative has said that the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL won’t support RCS messaging at launch. This was in response to a Twitter user who asked if the Pixel 4 would support universal RCS on T-Mobile. … [read full article]

T-Mobile says Pixel 3a and Pixel 3 won’t support RCS messaging

This is a big week for T-Mobile, because after years of urging customers to bring unlocked Pixel phones onto its network, T-Mo is officially launching Google Pixel phones. Unfortunately, there’s a little bad news for Pixel owners that’s come out with the launch. Google’s new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL won’t support RCS messaging on T-Mobile, T-Mo’s official support account has confirmed on Twitter. The tweet only says “the new Pixel devices” won’t support … [read full article]

T-Mobile OnePlus 6T update brings RCS messaging and security patches

OnePlus 6T owners, another update is now coming your way. T-Mobile is now updating its OnePlus 6T, sending out a 148.3MB update to version A6013_34_190217. According to the changelog included with the update, included is IR94 video calling, RCS messaging, and an Android security update that bumps the OnePlus 6T to the January 1, 2019 Android security patch level. T-Mo hasn’t posted any info about this update on its support site, so it’s unclear what … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S9 and S9+ now receiving Android Pie update

Yesterday was a bit of a rollercoster for Galaxy S9 and S9+ owners on T-Mobile, as it looked like the Android Pie had been released, but then T-Mo said that the update was on hold. Now it looks like the rollout has actually begun. Several users on Reddit and T-Mobile’s support forums are now getting Android Pie on their T-Mo Galaxy S9 and S9+ models. The updates appear to be the … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S9 and S9+ getting Android 9.0 Pie update with RCS Universal Profile 1.0

T-Mobile is starting the week off in a big way. T-Mo has confirmed that it’s now updating the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ to Android 9.0 Pie. The S9 is getting update version G960USQU3CSAB which comes in at 1964.25MB, while the Galaxy S9+ is receiving update version G965USQU3CSAB which is 1988.79MB. The update to Android 9.0 Pie brings with it Samsung’s One UI. This updated user interface aims to make navigating the … [read full article]

T-Mobile Galaxy S8 Active also updated with RCS Universal Profile 1.0 support

Looks like the Galaxy S8 and S8+ aren’t the only Samsung phones gaining RCS Universal Profile support from T-Mobile this week. T-Mobile is now sending an update to the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active that includes RCS Universal Profile 1.0 support. This brings improvements to the native messaging app, like 100MB attachments and 100 person group chats, when you chat with folks who also have RCS Universal Profile. This update also brings the October 1, 2018 … [read full article]