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RCS Support

  • 20 April 2019
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Seeing as Android Messages supports RCS now and carriers have been rolling it out I was wondering what is Mint Mobile's plan for RCS? RCS inside of Android Messages, for those that don't know, would work sort of like how iMessages works on iOS. Messages would attempt to be sent over both sms channels and data. If there was no SMS signal it would try to send the message over data. No data signal? It would try to send it over sms.

It seems to be a pretty widespread support issue with the TMobile Network/Mint/Ultra that a lot of phones simply cannot send or receive MMS messages over Wifi and this is a pretty big issue. Having Mint Mobile feature RCS would alleviate these issues and all of those complaints and support threads trying to fix MMS over Wifi would go away and Mint would be viewed even more highly than it is now. So, are there are plans to bring RCS to Mint Mobile?

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Silence for 6 months is not a good sign

You can now bypass your carriers and enable RCS manually without blood sweat and tears....I'm on Mint and I got RCS to work in 5 minutes.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.androidpolice.com/2019/10/26/screw-your-carrier-heres-how-to-enable-rcs-in-the-messages-app-yourself-right-now/%3famp

I went through what you put in there Maximus on my Pixel 3A, when I go into chat features it says “your carrier does not currently support this feature” Did I miss something. For some reason in the Activity Launcher app, it does not allow me to complete “7. Tap the drop-down menu for "OTP Pattern" and set it to "Your\sMessenger\sverification\scode\sis\sG-(\d{6})." When I hit apply, that doesn’t seem to keep. 

 

Could that be my problem?

I went through what you put in there Maximus on my Pixel 3A, when I go into chat features it says “your carrier does not currently support this feature” Did I miss something. For some reason in the Activity Launcher app, it does not allow me to complete “7. Tap the drop-down menu for "OTP Pattern" and set it to "Your\sMessenger\sverification\scode\sis\sG-(\d{6})." When I hit apply, that doesn’t seem to keep. 

 

Could that be my problem?

I am also a Pixel 3a user and had this issue. However I found elsewhere that joining Messages Beta fixes it and it worked for me. The options are now enabled for me.

That’s what I had to do. Thanks!

That’s what I had to do. Thanks!

Glad it worked! Hopefully you have contacts that also have RCS. I don't yet xD

I’m having the same issue and did all those steps. Under “Chat Features” in the beta, it says I’m connected, but when I try to text there’s still a notification saying “No SMS connection”. Thoughts?

Looks like the RCS workaround in the messages app has been closed :/ Still no word on support from Mint? I would love to have RCS

Not sure if anyone else has seen this but the latest Google Messages app (as of 11/14/19) has automatically enabled RCS after the carrier Cross-Carrier Messaging Initiative (CCMI) snafu/announcement.

 

App Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.messaging

Source: https://www.androidcentral.com/google-rolling-out-rcs-all-android-users-us-today

Go to

https://www.androidcentral.com/how-enable-rcs-chat-features-google-messages

Scroll down to 

How to enable RCS Chat in countries where it's not supported

 

At step 6, where it prompts you to enter a URL, use this url instead of the one in the article.  The server below is T-Mobile specific (which mint is an MVNO of) and it works.  I just set it up on my Pixel 4XL on mint.  All steps after step 6 are the same

https://rcs-acs-tmobile-us.jibe.google.com

 

Enjoy!

 

Would I need still to still have activity launcher app installed? Or can I uninstall it later?

 

Thanks!

Also btw I can't get this to work on my OnePlus 6T.

Is there a way to use rcs with the default samsung messaging app not with the android messages ?

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