We would never want to lose you as a customer . I understand that this is a handy feature to have on the device. We strive to ensure that all device work to be the best of its capabilities on our network. Certain features will not work that are manufacturer specific. Though purchasing an unlocked device, to have these functions, we cannot guarantee or provide the support for them. AlbertoR_VZW
Don't worry the unlocked version will not work either. Verizon blocks the features use on it as well. Time to switch to another carrier if you want to use all the Samsung features. That's what I plan to do in another 4 months when my contract is up unless they free up these features. They do not block the use of Apple features. Maybe they should become an Apple only store. Oh and by the way the Verizon message app really blows. If you use it on your phone you lose even more of Samsung's great features. Plus your tablet doesn't recognize that you have already viewed a message on the phone so if you don't get on the tablet for several days you will have a ton of unread messages that you then have to click on each one to remove notifications. Not seamless at all. Pluss I had a lot of freeze up issues on tablet while Verizon was installed. Removed and all good. Pure garbage. Verizon should warn all their customers that they will need to BOHICA before selling them an android device.
I've used message ÷ then went back to the the regular message app because message + messages would get lost or not be received for a couple of days. I have two exact phones with unreliable text messages.
So Samsung has an app Verizon can't get to work with their system. Sounds like garbage to me since control is between tables and phone over BT or wifi.
So why not answer the gentleman's question in a more respectful manner. Message + terrible so bad. if that is your only solution than I'm going change carriers in two months.