T-Mobile wants to continue to disrupt the carrier market and continue to stay the uncarrier. T-Mobile is rolling out advanced text messaging that will compete with Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, and iMessage. The new Rich Communication Services (RCS) will include real-time chat, rich 1-on-1 and group chats with the option to share high-resolution photos, videos and other files up to 10MB in size. The new text messaging standard will might take a while to roll out to everyone though.
The first T-Mobile phone to get RCS is Samsung’s Galaxy Grand Prime, which is available from the carrier starting Wednesday. It’s also headed to the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6 later this year through a software update. T-Mobile has already caused other carriers to change its ways and follow what T-Mobile does. AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint could all start supporting the new standard, but it also requires phone manufacturers to update the phones software.
While RCS will be limited at first, it is support on all networks and could be the first cross platform messaging app. T-Mobile is still pushing the envelope and the new RCS will not only benefit the carriers but also the consumers who are craving updated messaging for the 21st century.
Tell us in the comments below what you think about RCS and T-Mobile being the first carrier to support the hopefully new standard.