Topic: short message service (SMS)
The FCC’s decision late last year to classify text messaging as an information service is having an impact on shared short codes.
WhatsApp is imposing a new limit on the number of individuals or groups that a message can be forwarded to in a bid to curb rumors.
Google is bringing RCS chat to its Google Fi network and faster data speeds for users who roam internationally.
Verizon is urging the FCC to include Rich Communication Services (RCS) in its declaratory ruling to make SMS and MMS "information services."
Verizon is finally catching up with other major U.S. carriers in supporting RCS messaging early next year.
T-Mobile USA is sending SMS alerts to its postpaid customer base, warning of a scam in which bad actors are impersonating legitimate T-Mobile users.
Americans consume more mobile data than users in any other country in the world, according to fresh data from Chetan Sharma Consulting.
Google’s alternative to SMS took a significant step forward with the new backing of some powerful carriers.
Rogers Communications is the second major carrier to jump aboard Google’s RCS train, following Sprint’s launch last month on Android devices.
The FCC Thursday voted to adopt rules to update its Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system, but carriers say the Commission may be moving too quickly.