AT&T Launches Video Calling and Advanced Messaging
To use Video Call, you and the person you’re calling will need to be AT&T postpaid wireless customers in an AT&T HD Voice coverage area and have a Video Call-capable device.
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November 20, 2015 – Starting today, any of our eligible customers with capable devices will be able to start using Advanced Messaging and Video Call. These new services are part of our Rich Communication Services (RCS) platform, which also includes Voice over LTE (VoLTE), HD Voice, Wi-Fi Calling and NumberSync.
With these features, we’re leading the way to provide our customers the most complete suite of smart network services. Innovations like this can change the way you stay in touch and get business done.
Advanced Messaging lets you send larger files (up to 10 MB) by text. You know when your message is delivered, when it’s read and when the other person is typing their reply. To use this service, you and the person you’re messaging must be AT&T postpaid wireless customers with capable devices and within AT&T’s coverage area.
Currently, this service is available on the Samsung Galaxy S 5 mini and Samsung Galaxy S 6 Active. With Advanced Messaging, your wireless rate plan’s SMS and MMS rates apply but each text or file is counted and billed separately. Both Advanced Messaging and Video Call will be available via a software update. You’ll receive a notification to download the update on your device.
We’re also launching AT&T Video Call. It lets you make and receive HD Voice calls combined with real-time video. There is no app to download, no separate account to configure, and no username to create.
Video Calls use both voice and data, which is billed separately under your existing wireless rate plan. To start a Video Call, you need to be connected to the AT&T mobile network in an AT&T HD Voice coverage area.
The heart of AT&T is all about closing distances, making it easier to communicate – whether you’re near or far apart. Video Call is a simple concept that can make a big difference in the quality of your communications, no matter if you use it to keep up with your family in another state or work with colleagues on a project. Advanced Messaging gives you that “real-time” feedback and confirmation that your message was read or received and lets you know the other person is writing back.