RCS support rollout was far from successful in the United States even though the tech giant facilitated it for its Android users through its Messages app. T-Mobile also provided RCS support on its compatible devices. However, now to help the RCS fare better across the carriers – Google and T mobile have come together.
Google and T-Mobile come together for enhancing RCS support for feature-rich texting
The telecom giant and the tech behemoth announced a collaboration for making RCS function more efficiently across various carriers.
T-Mobile is one of the first US Carrier to support RCS
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T-Mobile is one of the most prominent US telecom providers with RCS support for messaging. Before the collaboration was announced, RCS was supported only on the various devices branded by T-Mobile. From now onwards, any message sent by T-Mobile users to a Non-T-Mobile user can also be RCS compatible.
Works on Android devices only.
There is a catch in the situation, though, as the feature is available only on the Android devices, and the users who do not have a T-Mobile connection should use the Google Messages application.
Now, the T-Mobile user can use any SMS app of their choice; however, the Non- T-Mobile users should use the Google Message app only to leverage the benefits of RCS. As T-Mobile noted RCS messaging would work
“To anyone on another carrier so long as the person is using the Google Messages app and has turned on RCS features.”
T-Mobile users benefit
It is indeed a significant announcement since most of the mobile phone users do not alter the default SMS app on their phones. Now since the collaboration is announced, T Mobile users can use their phone without any pressure of the receiver using the Google Messages app.
T-Mobile said that” we are first in the world to implement a full standards-based RCS Universal Profile 1.0 interconnect with Google’s Messages service.”.
Other Carriers should follow the suit
With T-Mobile support, many people would be able to send and receive RCS messages across the carriers on Google Phones. However, until other carriers like AT&T and Verizon facilitate cross-carrier RCS support the things would not move very fast for RCS texting standard.