Tag Archives: RCS

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]

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]