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    I doubt anyone would go back to sms either. I guess message+ is either using rcs or will switch to it? Whichever, sms and mms does what I need, but having more widespread delivery confirmation is nice and larger than 1MB picture limit will be real nice.

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    Who has 1 MB picture limit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmtvaquero View Post
    Who has 1 MB picture limit?
    Several prepaid providers and MVNOs have limits on MMS picture quality. RCS will bypass this completely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haas_Dave View Post
    Several prepaid providers and MVNOs have limits on MMS picture quality. RCS will bypass this completely.
    Okay, I thought I was in the Verizon postpaid forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmtvaquero View Post
    Okay, I thought I was in the Verizon postpaid forum.
    Even post paid accounts are limited in sending pictures and videos. They get compressed or won't send at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTsucks View Post
    Even post paid accounts are limited in sending pictures and videos. They get compressed or won't send at all.

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    Really? I guess I'm lucky then. Never had a problem, just snap them and send them. Latest ones I sent were around 3.2 mb each.

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    Did you asked the receiver what's the actual quality? I have avoided sending MMS pics for a while because they end up that crappy looking on other side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmtvaquero View Post
    Really? I guess I'm lucky then. Never had a problem, just snap them and send them. Latest ones I sent were around 3.2 mb each.
    Ain’t not way. I’ve never send a pick that was over 900KB on any carrier. The only way around it is using something other that SMS or MMS. iMessage for example let’s you send anything I think.

    It might look like you sent a 3.2MB image but the other person getting it I think is around 850KB


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    I never asked what size they were received at. I don't care, as long as they get the image and it's decent enough to convey the message. Never had any complaints. 850 KB is a pretty good photo, for showing off the grandkids or sharing an interesting capture. If they required a high quality photo for some commercial purpose, I'd choose another method of transfer.

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    Meah, different mentality. I like to take fewer pictures but better quality. And share what really matters, not my dinner plate. When the shared pic is all pixelated and grainy, better not share it. I rather use Hangouts or WhatsApp when I want to share.
    Anyway this is irrelevant...

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    Quote Originally Posted by freakonomics101 View Post
    So why do I see “read” on regular SMS messages on my iPhone? I’ve seen them quite a bit. Of course the typing part doesn’t show up but I’ve always been wondering why I see that. Even with phones that don’t support RCS.


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    What you’re seeing is a glitch from restoring a backup on iOS. For some reason it sets all SMS to “Read” and has happened to me since at least iOS 11.


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    BTW, Google Messages works from a PC webpage too. If the phone is on the same local network.

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    For CDMA networks, SMS is part of the core network protocol. SMS is not a data call; it is like a phone call that only does the initial connection steps, drops off the SMS packet that is buried in the control message, and goes away. That is why SMS messages are limited in size: the buffer for the message is a fixed size block in the control message, as defined in the CDMA standard. This is why it was so reliable, working in cases where phone calls wouldn't work. I assume the same is true for legacy GSM systems and now LTE systems. For messaging apps like WhatsApp, the messages are just data as far as the system is concerned, requiring a full network data connection. This is why SMS messages do not incur data usage charges: they are just part of the network control traffic, like what registers a phone on the network, signals a call, and so on.

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