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Google Fi is getting support for the next-gen messaging standard, RCS Chat

5 monthes ago   |   By Digital Trends

Google has been pushing the development of the RCS Chat standard, and now it's finally bringing that new standard to its own carrier - Google Fi. With Chat, customers will get features like read receipts, better group messaging, and more.
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Google Fi users now get to use RCS chat

Google Fi users now get to use RCS chat

5 monthes ago   |   By Pocket-lint

Google is finally rolling out RCS chat to its Google Fi network. RCS chat is the next-generation replacement for SMS messaging. You can read all about it from here. Google has been pushing for carriers to adopt it for awhile now, which is why it's so surprising for Google to take this long to add the initiative on its own network. While Google Fi isn't widely used, it's hoped that this will spur other wireless networks to adopt RCS chat. Verizon, Sprint, and Google currently offer limited support for RCS Chat, with a wider rollout expected later this year. Verizon, for example, currently...
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Google Fi Adds RCS, 4G Roaming Overseas

Google Fi Adds RCS, 4G Roaming Overseas

5 monthes ago   |   By Phone Scoop

Google's Fi mobile service now supports RCS, the standards-based rich messaging standard. Also today, the company announced that Fi overseas roaming in 33 countries will now take advantage of faster 4G networks. The RCS standard offers rich services like typing indicators, read receipts, and hi-res videos. Fi users can take advantage of RCS simply by using Google's Messages as their default messaging app. Google Fi already offers data service - albeit at slower 3G speeds - in over 200 countries, with no special roaming charges.
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Google Fi is adding RCS Chat, the successor to SMS

Google Fi is adding RCS Chat, the successor to SMS

5 monthes ago   |   By TechRadar

After integrating Rich Communications Services into Android Messages almost two years ago, and talking up the advantages of the SMS successor at last year's MWC, the company just announced that it has added RCS to its mobile pseudo-network, Google Fi. In short, RCS has a lot of the features we already enjoy on iMessages, WhatsApp and other data-based messaging services. These include higher-res images and video, indicators to show when a partner is typing, group chatting, read receipts and messaging over Wi-Fi/data. What RCS doesn't have is end-to-end encryption like security-minded...
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Google Fi Will Finally Get RCS In The "Coming Weeks", After Verizon

5 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Google published a blog post today, regarding its wireless service, Fi. It announced a few changes that were coming to Google Fi in 2019, most of them good. This includes RCS. A bit surprising that Google didn't already launch RCS on Fi, seeing as that is the new messaging protocol that Google has bene pushing over the past few years or so. And Verizon even launched it - albeit on a couple of devices only - before Google did. Google says that RCS is going to be available in the "coming weeks", though there is no set launch for RCS just yet.
With RCS, or Rich Communications Service, is a...
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