Telia Company, Google Partner to enable improved messaging service

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Telia Company and Google are partnering to enable improved messaging service

As a result of this partnership, Telia Company’s customers in Sweden using Android smartphones now have access to Google’s messaging service RCS enabling features such as texting over wifi and high-res photo and video sharing.

RCS (Rich Communications Services) is Google’s universal standard for upgraded SMS services for Android users. Telia Company has partnered with Google and now launches RCS to its Swedish customers under the name SMS +.

With RCS messaging, Telia Company subscribers will have access to advanced features as a standard part of their Android devices. Texting over wifi, typing indicators, high-res photo and video sharing, read receipts, and more will now be included in the carrier messaging experience through Android Messages.

RCS will be launched stepwise by Telia Company to its customers across the company’s Nordic/Baltic/Eurasian footprint.

Telia’s 21,000 colleagues serve millions of customers every day in one of the world’s most connected regions. With a strong connectivity base, Telia is acting as a hub in the digital ecosystem, empowering people, companies and societies to stay in touch with everything that matters 24/7/365 – on their terms.

Headquartered in Stockholm, the heart of innovation and technology, Telia is changing the industry and bringing the world even closer for its set of customers.