Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) Provides You With Desktop SMS Facility


If typing a text message on the phone gives you headache, because of the tiny keys, Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has a solution. Apparently unknown to many of its subscribers, Verizon has a feature that allows you to send and receive SMS on your desktop computer.

There are a number of desktop SMS solutions out there, but Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)’s flavor seems to save you much pain. If you are a Verizon subscriber are looking for an opportunity to send or receive SMS on your desktop, you can download the SMS apps from the carrier’s website.

Free desktop SMS app

Verizon’s desktop SMS app is available free of charge and after you install it on your machine, it doesn’t bother you. The app will normally mind its own business until you have an SMS coming in when it alerts you with a non-intrusive notification. It also happens that desktop SMS come faster through Verizon’s desktop SMS feature than through the phone. At least, you receive the SMS on the desktop about 20 seconds before the phone alerts of an incoming text message.

The better option

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)’s desktop SMS feature solves real problems for those who have problems writing a text on the small phone keys. Although there are hands-free features such as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s Siri for dictating messages, they sometimes misinterpret spoken words or don’t respond accordingly. That can be frustrating if you have to fire a quick short text to someone.

Can other carriers rise up to the occasion

The discovery of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)’s desktop SMS feature could promote search for versions of the same from other carriers. If AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), T-Mobile US Inc (NASDAQ:TMUS) and Sprint Corp (NYSE:S) don’t already have their own desktop SMS support, perhaps time to act is now. Many people find desktop SMS features helpful, especially where they can stand typing a message using the tiny keys on the smartphones.

Phone carriers seem to be better placed to support desktop SMS functionality than traditional Internet companies because they are already backing phone interfaces.

Neha Gupta

Neha Gupta has been in the financial space for over six years now. Gupta earned her MBA degree from Symbiosis Centre of Distance Learning in 2009 and her passion for finance led her to pursue Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) course. She has successfully completed Level II of her CFA. She is a veteran in article writing, which is depicted in her numerous pieces published on SeekingAlpha, Nextiphonenews, InsiderMonkey, MarketWatch, and Techinsider. Her crisp and eloquent writing finds its best place in Researchcows, where emphasis is given on developing rich content for various websites, products, business plans, trainings, and book writing.

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