T-Mobile is adding iMessage features to standard text messages

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The lowly text message has been around forever and is one of the most ubiquitous forms of mobile communication, despite the rapid growth of messages services such as WhatsApp, Line, Facebook Messenger, and Apple’s iMessage. But standard SMS messaging has a bunch of limitations, such as slow response, file size limitations on picture and video attachments, and no way to tell if your message has been received or read by the other party. Today, T-Mobile announced a new feature for its customers that addresses a number of those limitations while still preserving the ease and ubiquity of standard text messages.

T-Mobile’s new Advanced Messaging service is built on the Rich Communications Service (RCS) standard and adds near real-time…

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