Juice1956, we want to keep you connected to your friends and family, via text message. You can be alerted when the recipient reads your text message. However, that recipient is required to enable this feature on in their settings. If the feature isn't enabled on, then you'll be unable to verify if the message has been read.
For more information regarding Verizon Messages, click https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/verizon-messages-faqs/
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