Until now, Sprint was the only U.S. carrier that had universal support for RCS’ next generation text messaging, thanks to Google Jibe. That means that Sprint alone allowed its subscribers to use the latest in texting technology for inter-carrier messaging. While T-Mobile allowed its subscribers to text among each other with the latest technology, a tweet from the carrier’s CTO, Neville Ray, says that T-Mobile has started rolling out GSMA Universal Profile 1.0. The update will allow T-Mobile subscribers to participate in group chats of up to 100 people, and allows transfers of files up to 100MB in size via a text.
Google Pixel handsets might receive the update. Ray responded by tweeting, “We’ve connected with Google and we’ll interconnect our solutions as soon as Google is ready. It’ll happen, but no ETA as of yet.” As soon as T-Mobile starts updating other handsets, we will let you know ASAP.