Skip to main content
Accessibility Resource Center Skip to main content
Have a phone you love? Get up to $500 when you bring your phone.
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Verizon Messages for WP8/8.1
EyeballIB
Member

Will we ever see Verizon Messages for WP8/8.1?  It's the lone thing that I miss from my Android device.

Labels (1)
Tags (1)
Re: Verizon Messages for WP8/8.1
primortal
Sr. Member

Good luck with that.  VZW coding monkeys haven't even updated their Visual Voice Mail app since 9/2013.  You still cannot save voice mails to the device and the quality of audio is worse than cassette recordings.

There isn't even a Fios app either.

0 Likes
Re: Verizon Messages for WP8/8.1
EyeballIB
Member

Seems like this is now on the new HTC. Not sure if it's the default messaging app or an add-on, but I'm guessing it may one day be released to the general public.

Not sure what's up with FiOS app.

0 Likes
Re: Verizon Messages for WP8/8.1
47seijar
Sr. Member

WP's market share is too low (and shrinking still) for Verizon to dedicate any resources to coding the FiOS app for WP. Same thing for Visual Voicemail. WP is looooow on the priority list for Verizon in case you haven't been paying attention. Smiley Happy

0 Likes
Re: Verizon Messages for WP8/8.1
rednibkram
Sr. Member

Well, it's not a low priority for AT&T as they have already released Cyan update for 4 phones.  Verizon is only concerned with making sales on their new HTC One M8 for Windows phone as they were under the impression that this kick-a55 phone was going to be a Verizon exclusive.  However, HTC decided to not abide by that agreement and is giving the phone to AT&T as well.  How does it feel to be SCREWED Verizon?  Ha ha ha!  Now where is the Cyan update for my Icon?!

0 Likes
Re: Verizon Messages for WP8/8.1
rcschnoor
Sr. Leader
Sr. Leader

Verizon would only think it to be their exclusive if the had a contract and if they had a contact it would not be going to AT&T.

Re: Verizon Messages for WP8/8.1
rednibkram
Sr. Member

Did not say they had a contract, I said they were "under the impression" (assumed they had an agreement kind of thing).  Even many authors of technology articles had this assumption.  And I'm still looking for the Cyan update for my Icon! 

0 Likes
Re: Verizon Messages for WP8/8.1
rcschnoor
Sr. Leader
Sr. Leader

I didn't say you said they had a contract. I said Verizon would only think it is exclusive is IF they had a contract, which it appears they don't IF AT&T is getting the phone.

In many instances what "suthors of technology articles" say is purely conjecture/guesses. This time it appears they guessed wrong. That is why I try not to listen to too many rumors.Smiley Happy

0 Likes
Re: Verizon Messages for WP8/8.1
rednibkram
Sr. Member

We are on the same page, different paragraph.  All I'm saying is Verizon "hoped" it would have an exclusive (maybe too strong a word) item, but didn't pan out, which I'm glad to see.  Now Verizon knows what it feels like to "hope to get something" and be disappointed.  Just like we "hope to get the Cyan update" but haven't seen anything in 5 freakin weeks!

0 Likes
Re: Verizon Messages for WP8/8.1
rcschnoor
Sr. Leader
Sr. Leader

rednibkram wrote:

We are on the same page, different paragraph.  All I'm saying is Verizon "hoped" it would have an exclusive (maybe too strong a word) item, but didn't pan out, which I'm glad to see.  Now Verizon knows what it feels like to "hope to get something" and be disappointed.  Just like we "hope to get the Cyan update" but haven't seen anything in 5 freakin weeks!

I agree you have used too strong a word. They "negotiate" for an exclusive and until a signed agreement is in effect there would be no such exclusivity.

I think you would be mistaken that "now" Verizon knows what it feels like to "hope to get something" and be disappointed. They have been in negotiations for items in the past for which the negotiations did not "pan out". The iPhone, for example, was first offered to Verizon before AT&T and Verizon could not negotiate terms which it felt it could live with. As a result, AT&T was the first "exclusive" provider for the iPhone and I can only imagine that Verizon was "disappointed" it wasn't the exclusive provider for that item.

0 Likes