By Verizon Wireless
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Stay connected using Verizon Messages on your Smartphone, tablet, and computer.
Verizon Messages syncs messages across your smartphone, tablet and computer. Switch devices whenever you want. Make calls with your tablet anywhere. And keep the conversation going with personalized texts, photos, videos and gift cards worth up to $100 at stores like Starbucks, Amazon, and more.
*NEW – Now you can make and receive calls using your iPad (and other iOS devices)
*NEW – eGifting has been expanded to include eGift cards from more than 30 brands
*NEW – Scheduled messages are queued and delivered at the date and time specified, even if your phone is turned off.
*NEW – Media search allows you to search the web for images and videos to include in your conversations.
- Glympse™ your location – Glympse™ lets people you choose follow your location on a map. Perfect for finding each other in big places like concerts, amusement parks and shopping centers, meeting up, or letting people know you’re running late.
- Photo Editor and Collage Creator – Personalize and transform your photos and collages into beautiful or funny pictures using filters, wacky stickers and much more
- Smart Emoji – Express yourself through colorful Emoji’s by tapping on keywords when composing messages.
- Sent and Received Media - Easily find sent and received photos, videos, gift cards, links and attachments from all your conversations or specific conversations
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 2.3.3
Bug Fixes & stability improvements
Drops Messages even after iMessage Turned Off
This app is unacceptable. My friends were complaining that I wasn't responding to text messages. Turns out it's because I switched from the iphone message app to this one so that I could have the PC version of this app running on my Windows computer to see and respond to messages from there. Problem is that this app randomly drops messages, even if you have iMessage turned off on your phones and ipads so that text messages go through Verizon and not through Apple's servers if the sending device is an Apple product. From what testing I could do it looks like this happens if the message exceeds a certain size, but of course the sender is not notifed that the message was too big and dropped so they think you just ignored them.
As such this app is unreliable which is completely unaceeptable for a messaging app. I've gone back to using the native Apple app for now. My understanding is that in IOS 10 the messaging APIs will be open to developers which I hope means someone will create an app that can forward messages to an email address, or some kind of web page, which will make apps such as this obsolete.
Not perfect but solves for my 2 phones
I have 2 phones. One for the plug and one for the load.
Not really. But I do have a phone for work and a personal phone. My work phone is Verizon and necessary for my travel to remote places and to give degree of separation in my work and personal life. This app helps me merge the two whenever I don't want to carry both phones but in a manner less intrusive than other methods. I see all my texts through the app as long as I only use the app for texts. Unfortunately iMessage needs to be disabled, but that's okay. Plus, for me I don't have a mix of personal and work texts anymore by enabling iMessage on all my stuff. More importantly, I can get phone calls through the app. So no more forwarding my work phone to my personal phone and people leaving work messages on my personal phone or getting my personal phone number through my message. Great app for me. I need a 2nd line and I have a legitimate Verizon one - not some virtual line with poor quality.
We loaded a copy each on our iPads when my significant other was scheduled for spinal surgery and needed something easier to type texts on than her flip phone. The main reason for getting Verizon Message was that reviews indicated it was less preoccupied with screwing the users around or saturating them with advertising than most of the others I saw. In my humble opinion it's a bloated app with lots of functions that we'll never use, and I should add that I didn't see any obvious documentation of what all the features are, or how to use them.
It generally performs well for sending texts; not all messages are received on both our devices. I have had a few crashes; possibly would have if I used the app regularly. It's only on my iPad because I installed it to test before putting it on domestic partner's iPad.
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- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Jul 18, 2016
- Version: 2.3.3
- Size: 107 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Verizon Wireless
- © Verizon Wireless
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.