Google RCS

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Google Suspends RCS In India As Firms Began To Misuse For Unwanted Marketing

Following a backlash against the service when firms in India began using it for unwanted marketing, Google has blocked Rich Communication Services (RCS) in India. RCS is a messaging system that intends to replace SMS by allowing users to send richer, more engaging messages, which are impossible to transmit over SMS. Google stated that disabling RCS in India is a temporary measure and will endeavor to enhance the user experience. 

Wed, 01 Jun 2022 - 01:35 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Google, India, RCS, Messaging system, SMS

Courtesy: India Today

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Truecaller Rolls Out New Features In Latest Update; Check Details Here

Truecaller has released new features into the app which makes messaging more fun. The new update includes features like urgent messaging, revamped smart SMS, sharing of smart cards, and editing sent messages. "These features get us closer to our mission: to make communication safer and more efficient for everyone," said Rishit Jhunjhunwala, Chief Product Officer and MD, Truecaller. Notably, Truecaller has over 300 million active user… read-more

Thu, 24 Mar 2022 - 08:15 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: truecaller, SMS, Rishit Jhunjhunwala, Technology, Messages

Courtesy: ANI

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Google Asks Android Users To 'Donate' SMS Messages

Google is seeking permission from some Android users to access their SMS messages, reported AndroidPolice. Google is asking users to "donate" their SMS messages as part of a testing process for their "Categories feature" in the app, as per sources. A prompt read, "Help your app sort better with message donations to Google". Reportedly, users can select the messages they wish to share.

Thu, 03 Mar 2022 - 08:45 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Google, AndroidPolice, tech news, SMS, Privacy

Courtesy: Gadgets Now

REET Examination in Rajasthan

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REET Causes Suspension Of Internet & Mobile Services In Rajasthan

Ajmer District Magistrate on September 24 released a notification informing the suspension of Mobile internet services, bulk SMS/MMS, and Internet services in 12 districts from 6 AM to 6 PM in Rajasthan on September 26. The decision was taken due to the Rajasthan Eligibility Examination for Teachers (REET) 2021. The districts include Ajmer, Alwar, Dausa, Jhunjhunu, and Jaipur. REET will be of 2 hours 30 minutes duration with 150 questions. … read-more

Sun, 26 Sep 2021 - 05:22 PM / by Ettishree Shukla

Tags: Examination, Rajasthan, Internet Suspension, SMS, REET 2021

Courtesy: India TV News


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TRAI Halts Service Provider SMSes Amid New Regulations

To implement new regulations, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has suspended telecom service provider SMSes for a week to allow registrations of messaging organisations. Touted as 'scrubbing', the norm eyes to verify the content of the SMSes before delivery. Besides, the telecom department will hold a meeting with various officials TRAI, banks, and service providers to accelerate the registrations. Reportedly, organisations… read-more

Wed, 10 Mar 2021 - 06:24 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: TRAI, SMS, Telecom sector, Dept of telecommunications

Courtesy: The Indian Express