RCS, otherwise known as Rich Communication Services, is an emerging standard which aims to replace SMS and allows consumers to communicate with the rich media they’ve come to expect from OTT apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Skype.
The deployment of RCS to Reliance Jio’s customers is part of the ‘Jio4GVoice’ service and surpassed 100 million subscribers within 170 days.
This rapid uptake created a world record to reach this milestone; growing faster than any of the aforementioned popular OTT apps.
We are excited by the ambition and pace of the Jio evolution
Jio4GVoice is a downloadable app from the Google Play Store and does not require an LTE device to be used.
After obtaining a Jio SIM, subscribers only have to download the app to benefit from high-quality calls in addition to RCS’ enhanced messaging features such as group chat, file transfer, location share, and stickers.