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Verizon Now Pushing Text Messages to PCs and Tablets

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Mar 21, 2013, 3:22 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Mar 21, 2013, 3:31 PM

Updated: typo

Verizon Wireless today announced an update to its Verizon Messages service that it says will help customers avoid missed messages. The service can be set up to deliver any SMS message originally sent to the customer's phone also to their PC, or their Android or iOS tablet. In addition to delivering the messages to multiple devices, Verizon will store the messages in the cloud for up to 90 days. Messages may also be stored indefinitely on SD cards. The service offers a number of other features, including automatic replies, web link previews, and the ability to send text messages from the subscriber's cell phone, PC, or tablet. The application is free to download from the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store.

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Posted

Mar 21, 2013, 5:39 PM
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WTF!

Only available on ipad, what about my iphone!

Got my hopes up for nothing!

I can text from my pc at work but can not get incoming messages.
PC? I don't use a "PC" anymore,... this is the year 2013>>>,...I use a smartphone!
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Wait.....what?

iPhones can already send and receive text messages, you don't anything special to do that....
as usual, BlackBerry users are left out in the cold.
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Zpike

Mar 22, 2013, 1:35 PM

who cares

I've been doing this for years with google voice. Nice to see one of the big 4 trying to catch up, but I use google voice to supersede most of their offerings anyway.
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Mar 22, 2013, 11:52 AM

What I have learned so far

Well after going home and playing with this I found a few bugs.

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.
 
 
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