Verizon Wireless Discontinuing SMS Delivery Confirmation September 30, 2008
Well, it's official, gang.
I just saw a "Tweet" from the official Verizon Wireless account that they are discontinuing SMS confirmation messages effective September 30, 2008.
Oh, now that's a bummer.
We just switched TO Verizon Wireless about a month ago and I thought it was really neat that you got a confirmation when you sent a text message to someone within the Verizon network.
I guess now - or so the story goes - they've acquired so many subscribers that the confirmation messages are jamming up the network.
Either that or - it would be my guess - they are going to wait until the users start demanding their confirmations back and they start charging - you guessed it - a bare minimum of something like $2.99/mo. to bring the confirmations back.
Although - question - do any of the other wireless carriers have this SMS confirmation feature?
And, hey ... why don't Verizon Tweets have links to longer press releases??
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