Rich Communication Services or RCS is a communication protocol between mobile telephone carriers and between phone and carrier, aiming at replacing SMS messages with a text-message system that is richer, and can transmit in-call multimedia.
The RCS protocol is much more useful than SMS. Added abilities are…
- chat with content sharing, driven from an RCS enhanced address book,
- enhancing the messaging and enabling sharing of files,
- 1-2-1 Chat,
- Group Chat,
- file sharing,
- content sharing,
- Social Presence Information,
- IP Voice call,
- IP Video call,
- Visual Voice Mail,
- Support for Chatbots,
- Support for vCard 4.0
It looks like all of the major carriers now support RCS.