Does everyone have RCS by now?

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Does everyone have RCS by now?

I've installed Android Messages and I've enabled Enhanced Messages (RCS) as directed on my unlocked/BYOD devices but when I try to send a message, even to myself, it continues to show "SMS" under the send arrow, which as I understand it, means that it's not being sent by RCS.

 

Shouldn't everyone have RCS ability at this point given how long ago Fido started rolling this out?

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Re: Does everyone have RCS by now?

I too did not know who to test it with when it first came out and I was one of the first few to start using it.  I was able to find a few handful of people on here (fido forums) who were willing to test RCS functionality with myself on here and that is how I confirm it works for me.

 

After a good year of using it, only 1 other person on my phones contact book uses RCS and he is with Rogers.

Lots of my other friends are "capable" of using RCS but they do not see the benefit of this and are postponing to install the messenger application on their phone. When I asked them why, they said they don't need it because they use apps like Whats App, Skype, and Face Book Messenger.

 

I dunno about you guys but I want to stop using third party apps like Whats App and Skype and just stick to Android Messenger/Android Messages, but the fact that some people are not willing to become early adopters is making it more challenging for someone like me.

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Re: Does everyone have RCS by now?

@BrianJM I've done some testing on my side. Smiley

 

I use a Huawei P10 from Fido. When I send a message to my own number with the RCS active, it's sent as a SMS. But when I send a text to an other Fido user that has the function enabled on his phone, it's sent as a RCS message.

 

You'll need to find someone to test it, and confirm that it is working correctly on your device. Let us know how it goes!

 

 

 



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Re: Does everyone have RCS by now?


@FidoThomaswrote:

You'll need to find someone to test it, and confirm that it is working correctly on your device. Let us know how it goes! 


Yeah, I was able to test it with a Rogers' user and I was pleased to see it went RCS. Pretty strange that a person messaging them self doesn't see it as an RCS message.

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Even stranger... that same person I was able to use RCS with last night is back to showing as using SMS when I open Android Messages and open that contact this morning.

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Interesting, I wouldn't be able to explain that. Maybe the user is no longer using the Android Message as the default messaging app? I'll try on my side to see if I can replicate this Smiley

 

Is anyone in the Community experiencing the same thing?

 

 



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Re: Does everyone have RCS by now?

for me it's not working at all. I have only tried with rogers devices but i don't think that should be a problem? 

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Re: Does everyone have RCS by now?

Hey @Brinthan

 

Welcome to the Community Smiley 

 

That definitely shouldn't be a problem. Just to confirm is the issue with sending has RCS or with activating the feature itself? 

 

Let me know! 



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i have had RCS for what I would say is a year now, no problems, except only 2 people I know are using it at the moment from my contacts,  many more are "capable" of it but choose not to install it or unaware they could upgrade to it nor do they know how to

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Hey @Brinthan!

 

The Community is here for you if you still need help with this! 

 

Keep us posted. Smiley



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Does everyone have RCS by now?

I can't seem to get RCS enabled on my phone. I have a Nokia 7 plus running Android 8.1. I have confirmed with Nokia that the phone does support RCS, but I've never received the popup when accessing Android Messages.

 

I went to the Fido store the other day to find out what was going on and the store representative told me that it only works with Fido phones. This seems a bit odd since the RCS page mentions that the feature is available "on all devices running Android 4.4 KitKat or higher".

 

I'm not sure if the rep is misinformed or not. Does anyone with a BYOP have RCS enabled?

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