T-Mobile announces Advanced Messaging for enhanced texting

T-Mobile announces Advanced Messaging for enhanced texting
T-Mobile's CTO, Neville Ray, announced on the company's blog today, the carrier's new T-Mobile Advanced Messaging initiative. The feature is built on the Rich Communications Services standard. The executive pointed out that 92% of smartphone users send and receive texts on their handset, the number one application used by smartphone owners. But most carriers won't let you send large video files by text, or let you see real-time delivery status of a recently sent text.

But that is about to change with Advanced Messaging. T-Mobile customers will be able to send high-resolution pictures and up to 10MB of video as easily as they would send a text. They can also enjoy near real-time chat, including one-on-one and group messaging. The service will let T-Mobile subcribers know when a person they are communicating with is typing a response to their message, and see when texts they send are delivered and read.


The beauty of Advanced Messaging is that it works on all devices, operating systems, and carriers. The service will be available on new handsets out of the box with the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime the first to have it. T-Mobile announced earlier today that the device is now available from the mobile operator. The Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 will receive Advanced Messaging via a software update. T-Mobile says it will launch at least a dozen "hot" devices during the rest of this year with the new feature pre-installed.

source: T-Mobile

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10 Comments

1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

T-Mo users with iPhones already have this. It's called iMessage. Of course providing they are using their iPhone outdoors as T-Mo signal has trouble penetrating even styrofoam. With that, maybe they should be focusing on ADVANCED SIGNAL instead! Sent via the Samsung GALAXY S® 5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

2. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

"The beauty of Advanced Messaging is that it works on all devices, operating systems, and carriers."

7. Jango

Posts: 372; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Except it doesnt really do that does it?

4. kevin91202

Posts: 640; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

I guess you missed the part where it EXPLICITLY states the inclusion of ALL devices and operating systems.

5. Furbal unregistered

Anything restricted to one platform is nearly useless.

3. leeTronix

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

I thought this was called BBM?

6. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Does this fix the issue of messaging in general? I love TMO but lately the messaging has been terrible, receiving sending etc....

12. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

And......it gets worst if you use Metro. I noticed my friends SMS are delayed ~50 sec or more.

8. Deadeye37

Posts: 288; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

"T-Mobile says it will launch at least a dozen "hot" devices during the rest of this year with the new feature pre-installed." Anyone else immediately thought "T-mobile is going to release at least a dozen SD810 based phones this year"?

9. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

That might explain why they have been withholding update 2 for my phone (M8 for Windows). Both the Verizon and AT&T versions have already have it.

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