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STEP UP YOUR
MESSAGING GAME.

Advanced Messaging available on the Samsung Galaxy A8, S7, S8, S9, and A5.

WHAT IS ADVANCED MESSAGING?

Advanced Messaging builds on traditional text messaging (SMS) and picture/video messaging (MMS) by adding a variety of new features, including:

  • Messages up to 8,000 characters.
  • File transfers to support high-quality pictures, longer videos and additional file types. (e.g., PDF, XLS, ZIP)
  • Group chats with up to 100 participants.
  • Enhanced delivery notifications to show if the message was delivered, read, or if the other party is typing, etc.
  • Unified inbox that merges all Advanced Messaging, SMS and MMS messages with the same contact into one conversation history.

ELIGIBILITY

Advanced Messaging is currently available automatically within the default messaging app on the Samsung Galaxy A8, S7, S8, S9, and A5. More devices will be added in the future.

In order to get Advanced Messaging, you will need:

  • A post-paid Virgin Mobile rate plan with data and text messaging enabled.
  • A Virgin LTE SIM card.
  • VoLTE settings toggle on device must be turned on (Note: on by default)
  • You'll also need to be in the ever growing area with network coverage (same coverage area as Voice and Video over LTE).

HOW DOES IT WORK?

To use Advanced Messaging, both parties must have Advanced Messaging available on their smartphones. Messages are sent automatically in the format available (i.e. messages to a non- Advanced Messaging phone will default to SMS/MMS). The experience is seamless to you – all messages will still appear in the same inbox and conversation history. Messages appearing in a green (A8, GS7, GS8 & A5) or blue (GS9) bubble are Advanced Messaging, where as those appearing in yellow (A8, GS7, GS8 & A5) or teal (GS9) are SMS and/or MMS.

To see if you're using Advanced Messaging, look for enhanced delivery notifications in your conversation history (e.g. delivered, read, typing etc.).

For A8, GS7, GS8 & A5 Devices:

sending a message sending a message

For GS9 Devices:

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Sending a message: To send a message via Advanced Messaging, just follow the same steps as sending a regular text message.

For A8, GS7, GS8 & A5 Devices:

sending a file sending a file

For GS9 Devices:

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Sending a file: To send a file via Advanced Messaging, just follow the same steps as sending a regular picture/video message.

For A8, GS7, GS8 & A5 Devices:

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For GS9 Devices:

Sending a file Sending a file Sending a file Sending a file

Starting a group chat: You can send messages and files to multiple people at the same time. All responses will be available to everyone in the group. In the default messaging app, select the menu icon (top-right corner). Select "Start group chat", select contacts to add to the chat and send a message. Once the group has been created, you can send messages and/or files as usual.
Please note: only contacts with Advanced Messaging can be added to the group.

For A8, GS7, GS8 & A5 Devices:

Starting a group chat Starting a group chat

For GS9 Devices:

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