Messages Still Delivered to Old Phone After Activating New Phone


  • Some messages are still received by the old phone after activating a new phone


  • Republic Wireless phones capable of using Google's chat feature
  • Messages by Google


On the old phone, disable the Chat Features in Messages by Google

If the old phone is no longer available, use this Google webpage to turn off RCS.

Additional Notes

Messages may not be immediately delivered to the new phone after disabling the chat service on the old one. Google must sever the link before the other Chat-enabled phones can send their messages as a standard text message and not chat message. 

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