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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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