RCS is a really great feature. I heard about it earlier this year when Telstra released it, wasn't too bothered. When I actually saw how it was the iMessage of Android, I was blown away
Figuring out Telstra has it and Optus doesn't? That's a different story.
Given how long Telstra have supported it with no word from Optus, I'd say no time soon unfortunately.
Out of curiosity, will it make that much of a difference? Given how prevelant iMessage, FB messenger, etc are now, does RCS offer anything different other than the convenience of not needing to make sure everyone is using the same app?
Well this will be the closest equivlent Android users get to imessage. And considering there are more Android users around the world the iOS users i'd say its pretty relevant. I don't use Facebook or Whatsapp. So this is my only form of communication and if implemented by all providers eventually i wont need anything else.
Valid point(s)! I'm Android to so I'd like to see it as well.
I'm curious if Optus and Voda were to implement it, would it be compatible between carriers. The way I read Telstra's announcement was that they built it themselves indepently which just makes me feel it would only work Telstra to Telstra but I really don't know much about it so just an assumption.
I've replied back to a similar thread in the past. I did receive a response from Network's
no further information about what Optus will be doing regarding full support of RCS. They've mentioned that it's something that we'll investigate after completing the migration of services to our new servicing platform.
If I do hear more on the subject, I'll communicate this.
Telstra have supported this for a while now, it's essentially the iMessage equivalent for Android devices, so far my experience with the Optus network has been dissatisfying, but I'm forced to stay as I have a plan and if I want to leave would have to pay the phone cost + plan cost which would equal thousands, utterly ridiculous. Optus have said they would support the RCS protocol, but no timeframe given...
Get it done or let me out of my contract, happy to pay for the phone cost but NOT the plan.
Thank you Yeldarb, this may be what it comes to, so far the network has been disappointing, slow speeds, data drops out, calls fail, not happy at all, and I was definition of forward to RCS sometime in the next century.