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mgillespie1
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RCS support?

When will RCS be enabled on Plusnet?   My handset is ready to go (pixel2) and it's just the mobile operator that needs to switch it on.    SMS is so dated....

 

 

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MichaelWilliams
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Re: RCS support?

Hi there mgillespie1! We currently don't have any immediate plans to support Rich Communication Services, but we'll be sure to pass your suggestion on and you'll be the first to hear if this is a feature we implement in future.

 Michael Williams
 Plusnet Help Team
mgillespie1
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Re: RCS support?

That's pretty concerning given that pretty much every other major network around the globe is onboard, with only EE missing from the list...

 

https://www.gsma.com/futurenetworks/rcs/universal-profile/

 

 I guess itsi handy we are on a monthly rolling contract, so if EE disappears units own behind because it didn't keep with the times, it's easy to jump ship....

Having modern messaging is pretty important.

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Re: RCS support?

Sounds behind the times to me when you already have WhatsApp, telegram, Facebook messenger etc.
These all support the stuff RCS does and without apple support that’s a big chunk of market missing

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mgillespie1
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I don't do Facebook, or WhatsApp and never have done, the Facebook privacy concerns are too big.

Besides, having to use different apps to talk to different people is a non starter, which is where SMS comes in, it's the universal fallback, but now very dated. The whole point of RCS is it's universal and is a SMS replacement.
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Re: RCS support?

not sure it can be called universal without iOS support though?

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Re: RCS support?

iphone is around 14% marketshare. 9/10 users is pretty universal...

 

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Re: RCS support?

Is it not only Vodafone that supports it in the country?

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@mgillespie1 wrote:

iphone is around 14% marketshare. 9/10 users is pretty universal...

 

 


 

UK is about 40%, surely that's the number a uk provider is concerned about

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@mgillespie1 wrote:

When will RCS be enabled on Plusnet?   My handset is ready to go (pixel2) and it's just the mobile operator that needs to switch it on.    SMS is so dated....

  


You're so cheap lol

Are you willing to pay a premium for RCS?

I must have been really bad in a previous life as this was my 3rd ISP in a row that used lithium.
Now you're stuck with me because my new ISP doesn't run a forum Cheesy
mgillespie1
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I would consider switching to another provider, even if they were more expensive, just to get universal messaging where it doesn't matter what app someone has, yes I would..
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Fair comment, what are your options?
I must have been really bad in a previous life as this was my 3rd ISP in a row that used lithium.
Now you're stuck with me because my new ISP doesn't run a forum Cheesy
mgillespie1
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Re: RCS support?

Currently one of the many resellers that use vodaphone I guess.
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I fell out with Vodaphone in 2001 due to their incompetence, good luck!
I must have been really bad in a previous life as this was my 3rd ISP in a row that used lithium.
Now you're stuck with me because my new ISP doesn't run a forum Cheesy
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Re: RCS support?

Not vodaphone,but a reseller, like Plusnet is a EE reseller.

There are several all sub £10 with decent data and call allowances. I need to check coverage