588 area code in a group chat
EC_VZW
Community Manager
Community Manager

Some of you may have recently seen in your group chats the message that a participant with a 588 area code has "left the group." There is no need for concern with receiving any messages regarding the 588 area code. Verizon is currently in the process of sunsetting the Message+ application.

As a result, while we do system maintenance before the shutdown of Message+, other participants in your group texts may see messages with a 588 area code stating that your number has “left the group”.

Sorry for any alarm this may have caused, but rest assured, it is of no concern. For additional information, please see our FAQs.

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