Love to understand why the Verizon texting app is not compatible with the ellipsis 8 ? I bought this Tablet to replace my old Samsung Galaxy tablet that died from over use. I was told this tablet was a very comparable it is not. Texting has to be linked to a smart phone (another purchase) ellipsis has it own number and should support it own texting
What up with this?? As I see it just another marketing ploy
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The original Galaxy Tab tablet had text messaging native to the device's line of service number. All later tablets had this functionality removed. Now you are required to use a third party application and a separate number.
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Well, I know you can at leaset message via wifi/data messengers like Hangouts, Facebook, and other apps like that. I would think that to send text like a phone does that you would have to have a cellular signal. Now, I know the Verizon Message app can send/receive on wifi if there is no data, but I thought it had to be linked to a cellular phone number.
The ellipsis 8 has its own number and should be able to but according to Verizon Wireless Tech service that the ellipsis 8 tablet has been locked out from texting and you have to use another bogus app. So in reality what I had for three years is not available to me even though I am paying in part for it an was used extensively no I have business and personal all massed together.
Also for everyone if you have a tablet bought from Verizon wireless and you have a data plan and contract that device has a phone number
How long have you had the tablet and the issue? I would definitely have Verizon compare the 2 tablets and look into why the previous had the capability and this one either doesn't or isn't provisioned correctly. Just a thought, I'm sure this tablet uses a SIM card and perhaps it isn't activated correctly in its link to your account.
You go find a tablet and you tell me which one it is. I'll lay $1000 down saying you cannot use the tablets number to text anyone ever.
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Can I still get messages through Verizon Messages on my tablet if I don t have an Android smartphone?
Yes, as an Integrated Messaging subscriber, you can send and receive messages on your Android tablet, iPhone , iPod touch , iPad , Windows PC desktop or Mac desktop.
The part about getting the text to a phone for security reasons is the only thing I'm not sure about in your situation, but surely you have a phone and can get a text. Hope this helps. Is the tablet added to the account for messaging?
How do I add a tablet to my Verizon Messages account?
To add a tablet to your account:
You've successfully added a tablet to your account.
What tablet? The Samsung galaxy tablet does I have been using it with the number on the phone for three years
even the Verizon wireless tech was surprised that the ellipsis 8 was disabled from texting. Guess what I want is why did i get lied to when I was willing to go shell out money for another Samsung tablet but was pushed in to this piece of crap then when I no longer had the ability to change suddenly no one could care
OK where's my 1000 bucks lol
Guess where I am going is the one on had did support texting
I specifically asked for a replacement with all the exactly identical features and was lied to just long enough so I was locked into this piece of crap
That's where I am going with this! I now know and have known for least a month this tablet can not use the number it was assigned for texting.
You were definitely being pushed into the currently promoted Verizon device. They tried to get my mother, in front of me, to buy a $300 Galaxy S5 instead of my recommended LG G2 which was free. I hope this gets resolved quickly for you.