Tag Archives: RCS

T-Mobile to begin rolling out RCS Universal Profile updates in Q2 2018

After launching Rich Communication Services (RCS) with its Advanced Messaging feature back in 2015, T-Mobile today spilled some details on its upcoming RCS plans. T-Mobile has announced plans to support the GSMA Universal Profile industry standard. Software updates will begin to go out to T-Mo customer starting in Q2 2018. RCS messaging offers several improvements over standard text messaging, including read receipts, group chat features, and messages longer than 160 characters. Universal Profile is an … [read full article]

Samsung improving its RCS messaging service, names T-Mobile as one of its carrier partners

Samsung today announced some news regarding Rich Communication Services (RCS), and T-Mobile is involved. Samsung says that it’s expanding its RCS messaging service using thanks to its recent acquisition of NewNet Communication Technologies. The service offers many of the features that you’d expect from RCS, including group chats and large file transfers, and Samsung touts that its RCS “is compliant with the latest GSMA RCS specifications.” The good news is that Samsung is making its RCS … [read full article]

Some T-Mobile customers getting RCS support in Google Messenger app

UPDATE: T-Mobile responded to me and said “T-Mobile was the first U.S. operator to launch RCS with our Advanced Messaging in July 2015. We don’t currently support Google’s RCS offering.” 9to5Google found that the supposed sources of this report turned out to be one person.   ORIGINAL: Some T-Mobile customers are getting a new messaging feature to play with today. RCS, which stands for Rich Communication Services, appears to have gone live in Google Messenger for … [read full article]

HTC Desire 626s for T-Mobile and MetroPCS to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow update

Time for more Android devices to receive their Marshmallow update. The T-Mobile and MetroPCS versions of the HTC Desire 626s are being updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. According to T-Mobile, its 626s has been getting the update since July 19, but HTC’s Mo Versi says that the updates will start going out on July 25. T-Mo’s Desire 626s support page says that the Marshmallow update is 835MB in size and will bump the Desire 626s to … [read full article]

T-Mobile says 5.5 million subscribers using Advanced Messaging

Last July, T-Mobile launched Advanced Messaging, which offers improved text messaging with features like delivery and read receipts and support for sending larger attachments. Fast-forward to today and we’ve now got an idea of how much Advanced Messaging is actually being used. T-Mobile today said that more than 5.5 million customers are using its Rich Communication Services (RCS)-backed Advanced … [read full article]