• Verizon says RCS support coming in early 2019

    24 days ago - By PhoneDog

    The rollout of RCS support among U.S. carriers has been a bit slow, with Sprint being the only one to embrace it and T-Mobile offering the feature on a few select devices. Support could be picking up in the U.S. soon, though, as Verizon has announced plans to roll out RCS.
    Verizon announced this week that it plans to launch Rich Communication Services support in early 2019. The big red carrier isn't sharing many other details about its plans, but the GSMA - the group behind Universal Profile, a set of RCS standards - has told The Verge that Verizon will support Universal Profile...
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  • Verizon Prepping RCS Text Messaging for Early 2019 Launch

    Verizon Prepping RCS Text Messaging for Early 2019 Launch

    24 days ago - By Phone Scoop

    Verizon Wireless plans to roll out support for RCS messaging in early 2019, according to Aparna Khurjekar, SVP of consumer products at Verizon. Google has been pushing the RCS standard on carriers for several years. RCS is the next-generation messaging system that was designed by the GSMA to provide media-rich messages, including read receipts, video calls, and group chats, to Android devices around the world. Carriers, however, are the linchpin, as they must support it on the backend. In the U.S., Sprint and T-Mobile announced support for RCS earlier this year, and each is in various...
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  • Here's How Game Of Thrones's Season 8 Premiere Will Mirror The Beginning Of Season 1

    24 days ago - By GameSpot

    We're still a ways off from the last season of Game of Thrones, slated to air sometime in early 2019, but some info about the show's last six episodes is finally starting to come out. Specifically, we know how the final battle for Westeros against the White Walkers will begin: with the Mother of Dragons arriving in the North. Entertainment Weekly released a long cover feature full of tidbits about the final season, and while HBO has been extremely protective of spoilers and secrets , showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff did give a few hints about what we can expect. Up first is the...
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  • Cygnus ISS cargo launch will be livestreamed on NASA TV tomorrow

    Cygnus ISS cargo launch will be livestreamed on NASA TV tomorrow

    24 days ago - By SlashGear

    NASA plans to livestream Northrop Grumman's Cygnus cargo capsule launch early tomorrow morning. The launch is scheduled to take place from Virginia at around 4AM on Saturday and NASA is already prepared to broadcast it to the world. Anyone will be able to stream the live launch broadcast through NASA's Television website. The launch will involve Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket,...
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  • Verizon will launch RCS text messaging in early 2019

    Verizon will launch RCS text messaging in early 2019

    24 days ago - By The Verge

    Yesterday at a small, business-focused GSMA event in New Jersey, Verizon's SVP of consumer products, Aparna Khurjekar, announced that Verizon will launch support for RCS messaging in “early 2019.” The move is potentially significant as RCS is the new texting standard set to replace SMS just as soon as carriers around the world update their systems to support it.
    More specifically, RCS Chat will replace SMS if carriers update their systems to support the “ Universal Profile ,” the version of RCS technology that allows messages to interoperate cleanly between carriers. Currently, very few...
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