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Say hello to the next phase of Android Messaging

December 13, 2016

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We’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Google to be the first telecom in Canada to bring our customers, rich messaging on Android Messages. .

Text messaging is one of the most popular ways Canadians stay connected, and now Android users can upgrade their SMS experience with RCS (Rich Communications Services) messaging. The Android Messages app will use your data or Wi-Fi connection to deliver great new features like:

  • Group chat
  • Read receipts
  • Typing indicators
  • Ability to share photos, files and location

In future devices, we’ll be including Android Messages as a default message app. In the meantime, we are rolling out the enhanced features to all Rogers and Fido Android customers in the coming weeks. Be sure to visit the Google Play Store to download the app directly for free (standard data rates apply) starting December 13. Customers currently using Android Messages  will be notified through the app once enhanced features become available to them.

Check out other ways we’re working toward improving the customer experience.