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Heir to SMS finally excites carriers, by making Google grovel

eldakka Silver badge

Re: So, once again instead of being about messages, it's about more ads???

I've never regarded SMS as a 'chat' program.

It's an email-lite program - no attachments, plain text, asynchronous.

And like you, I am happy with the asynchronous nature of SMS. If I want to 'chat' with someone I'll use an actual chat program or voice/video communication (whether it be an app or an actual telephone call).

If RCS will effectively be just another chat app on the phone that follows a more widely accepted common standard - and I can disable/whitelist it - great.

If it replaces SMS, it needs to be able to be configured as an asynchronous messaging system, otherwise I just won't use it.

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