Was curious if there were FOSS solutions since I really would like to avoid using anything Google related

  • @enki@lemm.ee
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    98 months ago

    Eh? RCS is an open standard. Yes, you’re basically required to use Google’s RCS endpoints at this point unless you want to host your own, but it’s far superior to SMS. Apple made their own proprietary version in iMessage instead, so you have iPhones on iMessage and every other phone in the world on RCS.

    • bedrooms
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      88 months ago

      That’s like… both iPhone and Android are vender-locked.

      • @enki@lemm.ee
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        58 months ago

        No, Apple can begin supporting RCS and play nice with other phones (not just Android) using a modern, encrypted, and open messaging platform. But they choose to fall back to SMS intentionally in order to market their devices as superior.