Will Rogers support RCS enhanced Messaging?

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Re: Will Rogers support RCS enhanced Messaging?

Downloading the beta fixed it Thanks!

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Re: Will Rogers support RCS enhanced Messaging?

Yes I can confirm, I was with bell with galaxy s10 + using Samsung messaging app and RCs worked when I texted other bell customers. However I recently switched to Rogers and now no RCs with that same bell client
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Re: Will Rogers support RCS enhanced Messaging?

RCS messaging on Samsung S20 Ultra

 

I have an unlocked Samsung S20 Ultra (not purchased through Rogers) and I can't get RCS messaging to work. Any tips on how to get it to work? And is it even an option with Rogers?

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Re: Will Rogers support RCS enhanced Messaging?

Hello @PeeBee,

 

Welcome to the Community and thank you for your post!

 

I hope you're enjoying the new phone, I've heard great things about the Samsung S20 Ultra. Are you getting an error message during set up? We can't always guarantee functionality for non Rogers devices. 

 

Does anyone in the Community have any insight into this?

 

 

 

RogersZia

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Re: Will Rogers support RCS enhanced Messaging?

I know Rogers does not support VoLTE or Wi-Fi calling on devices NOT PURCHASED directly from Rogers, this may also include RCS, but I am not sure on that.

 

What you can do is try calling Rogers directly, and have them add your IMEI to their database.

The hardware/software is identical to the ones Rogers sells in their retail stores, the only difference is that the IMEI isn't in their "supported" database, because it wasn't purchased from them.

 

That should hopefully get VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling working (you may not even have realized that they weren't working).

 

As for RCS, What errors are you getting while trying to activate it? If it gets stuck on "activating", then you can try force closing the messages app and going back in.

Also, I assume you are aware that it needs to be supported on your device AND THE DEVICE YOU ARE MESSAGING for it to work. If their device or carrier doesn't support RCS, then it will just be sent as a normal SMS.

 

I believe only Rogers and Freedom support RCS so far, from what I remember. That may have changed however.

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Re: Will Rogers support RCS enhanced Messaging?

Thanks for the reply! I'm actually not sure how to "activate" it. Under settings I've chosen Automatic for chat messages vs text messages.
My friend has a Samsung S9 on Telus and she's able to participate on imessages with our "Apple" friends but I can't. Am I even asking the right question?
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Re: Will Rogers support RCS enhanced Messaging?

Just to clarify, RCS messaging and iMessage are not compatible. iMessage works Apple devices to Apple devices only. I suspect they are normal text messages they're sending, not RCS.

As for getting RCS to work, I believe only Android Messages works with Rogers RCS, not Samsung Messages.

You can try installing Android Messages from the play store and setting it up through there. You may get it working.

It will only work if you are messaging another ANDROID device which also has RCS enabled and supported by their carrier. 🙂