JONTABB55, we know that having read receipts enabled can be an added convenience. If you'd like to enable read receipts from your end, please following the instructions at https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/knowledge-base-51247/ so that others can see when you've read their message. You'll want others to do the same if you'd like to see when they've read your message.
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