Pixel 4 models on Google Fi now support RCS and Dual SIM Dual Standby - Pixel 4 units on Google Fi gain support for RCS and Dual SIM Dual Standby

Pixel 4 units on Google Fi gain support for RCS and Dual SIM Dual Standby


Rich Communication Service (RCS) is the next generation of wireless messaging. Instead of using a carrier’s cellular connection as SMS/Text does, RCS relies on a data connection or Wi-Fi. As a result, each message can contain as many as 8,000 characters compared to the 160 that each text message is capped at. In addition, larger and higher-quality video files can be shared using RCS, and users get a receipt when the recipient of a message has read it. Larger group messaging can take place with RCS as up to 100 participants can chat together at the same time.

Ahari’s tweet also pointed out that the Google Fi version of the Pixel 4 now supports Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS). This allows a Pixel 4 user to use both the physical SIM slot and the eSIM function on the phone. Pixel 4 users will be able to take calls over one carrier network while using the other carrier network for SMS/Text and data. With this feature, a Pixel 4 handset on Fi can be set up to receive personal calls using one number and business calls on the other number.





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