Verizon Messaging App for PC
Bongo52
Enthusiast - Level 1

As I am unable to have a mobile device at work,  I have been using the Verizon desktop link (https://web.vma.verizon.com/vma/web2/Message.do?s) to send /receive texts from my PC for several years now (I believe the former VMA app no longer works/is no longer available). The link has continued to work to meet most of my needs; however, I am unable to receive texts from certain contacts. These contacts DO receive the texts I send through the PC , but their responses can only be seen on my phone.  This issue is frustrating because I often miss important messages while I am physically away from my mobile phone. I believe it may have something to do with MMS vs. SMS, or messaging type, but I do not know how to resolve this.

Unfortunately I am NOT able (or allowed) to install a 3rd party application on my work PC, so the link above is my only option. I believe I found a way to resolve this in the past by manipulating the texting app settings on my wife's phone (one of the contacts affected), however, when she got a new phone, the problem returned & I couldn't remember how I fixed it before! 

Any help or advice would be much appreciated as I would really like to maintain the ability to communicate this way when I am without my mobile phone. Thanks in advance for the assistance!

 

 

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tikibar1
Community Leader
Community Leader

Have you tried using Messages by Google 

Bongo52
Enthusiast - Level 1

Tikibart, I am in fact using Google Messages on my phone; however, as I stated in my original post, I CAN NOT load any third party applications on my PC at work. I am limited to using the link off of the Verizon site under my account. I believe Google Messages wants you to load their app for use on the PC which I am unable to do (along with several other texting apps I can't use).

 

Thanks for responding.

tikibar1
Community Leader
Community Leader

No app is required to use Messages by Google on your computer, it's a link. But you'd have to pair your phone with the computer, which would be problematic since you can't have a mobile device at your work, unless they somehow allowed a one-time exception for you to set up the link.  Too bad that Verizon Messages can be so squirrelly (I stopped using it years ago).