Looks like Globe has enabled Rich Communications Service (RCS) on their end

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  1. Sven

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    According to this thread on reddit, some users has started to use RCS via Android Messages on their Globe devices.

    For those who don't know, RCS gives Android Messages’ ability to send media files via SMS, send messages over data/WiFi, see when friends are typing, and display read receipts.

    More info here: https://jibe.google.com/

     
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    ^received a notification yesterday to allow SMS over Wi-Fi, not very sure what happened after the update
     
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    How do you interpret this?

    Is this a sign that RCS was successful?

    Apple's Messages does not have this feature.
     
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    It's for RCS/Chat users who want to switch to iOS.
     
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    They realized that people want better experience.
     
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    hahaha...

    being an Android user... I wouldn't want to see another Android vs iOS thread...

    But Android messaging is just a pain.
     
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    I look at it as usability and affordability.

    If you're needs are XYZ and budget is ABC then buy MNOP.

    I wouldn't recommend any Apple product to anyone making less than 400,000/year.
     
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    IMO, an iPhone user will not buy anything lesser than a Galaxy Note/S or a Pixel... you won't save significant $$$ by switching.

    It's preference :)

    I can list a few reasons why I use an Android device (office provides an iPhone) so I have to spend my own $$$ for an office phone.
     
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    iPhone is a different price bracket

    There arent any sub-$399 iPhones out there. That's the market of Android smartphones.
     
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    :) As I mentioned... an iPhone user will not buy a sub-399 phone to replace his/her iPhone.

    It's always a Galaxy S/Note (or for some reason, a Huawei P)

    I can't imagine seeing anyone using a iPhone XS/XS Max (2 years old this year and should be due for a replacement) who'll walk into a Samsung store looking for a Galaxy A as his/her next device...
     
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    just sharing...

    I finally have 1 contact using RCS... He's in our Manila office using SMART :LOL: basically he switched to Google Messages to send SMS using his PC...
     
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    when i got stock in abroad, my SUN had RCS and GLOBE wala. when i got back here... SUN ngayon wala, GLOBE meron. it's network depended as well...
     
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    Two quick taps in Google Messages can reroute RCS chat messages as SMS | Android Police

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    This will make some Android users feel better about themselves when they message other Android users.

    This is a bigger deal in the US where 2 out of 3 mobile phone users are on iPhone.

    Apple users will continue to see green bubbles from Android users on their iPhones.

    In the Philippines it isn't a big deal as 9 out of 100 smartphone users in the Philippines are using an iPhone sold within the last 5 years. So that's iPhone 6s, 6s Plus and onwards.

    Rumors have it that iOS 15 will drop support for iPhone 6s, 6s Plus and the first iPhone SE.

    If Google really wants RCS to succeed they should impose it on all Android phones as early as 8.0 Oreo and onwards. Android 8 through to 11 represent 80% of all versions of Android being used today.
     
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    I agree, I find it strange that Google has NOT required OEMs to ensure RCS compatibility across all devices. (I guess they're trying to avoid another lawsuit)

    It's very difficult to use an Android device if you have contacts who are based in the US (especially if they are seniors :) ) -> they only know iMessage and FaceTime
     

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