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# 208731 25-Feb-2017 11:10
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Google has officially launched RCS messaging globally today.

Does anyone know if any of the NZ carriers have plans to bring RCS here?

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  # 1726071 25-Feb-2017 11:13
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Vodafone invested quite heavily in it however RCS is such a massive failure globally it didn't even make it beyond the trial phase. All 3 networks were going to be onboard.

 

Considering networks that did have it have dumped it I can't see why they'd bother looking at it again. OTA has killed it.

 

 




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  # 1726073 25-Feb-2017 11:15
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Vodafone invested quite heavily in it however RCS is such a massive failure globally it didn't even make it beyond the trial phase.


 



How is it a "massive failure globally", when they only just launched it today (globally)?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1726076 25-Feb-2017 11:19
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sbiddle:

 

Vodafone invested quite heavily in it however RCS is such a massive failure globally it didn't even make it beyond the trial phase.

 

 

 

 

 



How is it a "massive failure globally", when they only just launched it today (globally)?

 

RCS isn't new, the first carriers to launch it did so around 5-6 years ago.

 

 


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  # 1726077 25-Feb-2017 11:21
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Vodafone called it Joyn and launched it across a number of their EU networks in 2012. Others have had their own names for the product.


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  # 1726080 25-Feb-2017 11:37
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RCS bombed out as above with the 3 NZ mobile carriers putting money into it FAIL! Plug pulled Whatsapp and other messaging Apps already dominate the market

 

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  # 1726118 25-Feb-2017 14:56
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The press release does mention Vodafone so I guess we shall see what happens.






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sbiddle:

 

Vodafone invested quite heavily in it however RCS is such a massive failure globally it didn't even make it beyond the trial phase. All 3 networks were going to be onboard.

 

Considering networks that did have it have dumped it I can't see why they'd bother looking at it again. OTA has killed it.

 

 

 

What's OTA in this context?


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Linux: RCS bombed out as above with the 3 NZ mobile carriers putting money into it FAIL! Plug pulled[.] Whatsapp and other messaging Apps already dominate the market

They do. That said,, I think it's pathetic that in 2017 you can walk into a shop and buy any two phones, and they cannot make a video call to each other out of the box.

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  # 1726156 25-Feb-2017 16:20
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Vodafone NZ still have RCS support with their Message+ app (http://www.vodafone.co.nz/vodafone-message-plus/). Whether their RCS implementation is compatible with the universal profile Google are pushing is another thing.


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  # 1726336 26-Feb-2017 08:07
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Linux: RCS bombed out as above with the 3 NZ mobile carriers putting money into it FAIL! Plug pulled[.] Whatsapp and other messaging Apps already dominate the market

They do. That said,, I think it's pathetic that in 2017 you can walk into a shop and buy any two phones, and they cannot make a video call to each other out of the box.

 

But 10 years ago you could. 3GPP video calling support doesn't exist in many newer handsets quite simply because nobody cared about video calling then, and even fewer care about it now.

 

 

 

 


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  # 1726337 26-Feb-2017 08:08
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sbiddle:

 

Vodafone invested quite heavily in it however RCS is such a massive failure globally it didn't even make it beyond the trial phase. All 3 networks were going to be onboard.

 

Considering networks that did have it have dumped it I can't see why they'd bother looking at it again. OTA has killed it.

 

 

 

What's OTA in this context?

 

 

 

 

Oops meant OTT

 

 


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Linux: RCS bombed out as above with the 3 NZ mobile carriers putting money into it FAIL! Plug pulled[.] Whatsapp and other messaging Apps already dominate the market

They do. That said,, I think it's pathetic that in 2017 you can walk into a shop and buy any two phones, and they cannot make a video call to each other out of the box.


But 10 years ago you could. 3GPP video calling support doesn't exist in many newer handsets quite simply because nobody cared about video calling then, and even fewer care about it now.



That's true enough, and it was a relatively expensive thing to do. Perhaps it's related to the iPhone 1.0 not supporting video calling. Stock Android several years later followed that lead, although manufacturers supporting that feature installing non-stock android diallers by default still support video calling by default.




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