Verizon Now Pushing Text Messages to PCs and Tablets
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Got my hopes up for nothing!
I can text from my pc at work but can not get incoming messages.
iPhones can already send and receive text messages, you don't anything special to do that....
What I have learned so far
For certain it does have the ability to send text messages with 100% arrival rate.
I had my gf saved as a contact on my iphone and when using the messenger on a pc I was not able to receive her responses. When I removed her from my contact list her messages started coming in. Then stopped after about 12 messages I received.
This is not needed for customers who text, it is simply verizon trying to help you get all your text messages on your device, So if you have a Nexus7 tablet you can still text from it via the Verizon Messenger App.