Thank you for your response. I have followed your instructions, and they work. While this is a step in the right direction, it's still not correct.
I would direct you to the Verizon Messages FAQ at http://support.verizonwireless.com/support/faqs/FeaturesandOptionalServices/verizon-messages.html. Bullet 21 reads as follows:
-- Does Verizon Messages include an address book that’s different from my phone’s address book?
-- No, Verizon Messages uses your phone’s address book and contact list. It doesn’t generate a unique address book.
For me to have to add a contact name to each conversation in the web application is in direct contrast to what's written in bullet 21. In addition, there is no synchronization. For instance, let's say I have a contact in my phone named "John Doe". In the web application, I went to the conversation I had with John and added his name as "Bill Smith". The web application now works as it's supposed to, as long as I refer to him as Bill Smith. If I type "John Doe", no contact is recognized. This means that the Integrated Messaging web app is indeed keeping a separate, non-synchronized contact list, exactly what it's NOT supposed to do. This clearly takes away from the "seamless" experience that Verizon Integrated Messaging is marketed as supporting.
Further, there appears to be another technical glitch. Each time I add a name to a conversation (as per your instructions), I receive an unexpected text message on my phone from 6200, with a cryptic message, something like this:
I'm glad that worked better for you! I use the same app on my device as well. In order for the contacts to appear on the web, you will first need to "Sync" from the phone application. Once you sync the conversations from your phone, you can then "Refresh" the conversations on the web and the contact names in your conversation list will display. When you compose a new message from the web, you can then type in the name of the contact you want to message. Let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.
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The above mentioned steps do not solve my problem. I synced my phone and contacts still fail to appear. I still can not view contacts on my tablet or web. Here is what I posted previously:
I have the Galaxy Note 2, BUA installed by VW (Unable to delete), but I have not synced contacts using BUA. Only stock Galaxy messaging app and Verizon Wireless Integrated Messaging (VWIM) app installed. Stock keyboard installed. No rooting or any of that kinda thing.
The MightyText app that I tried once before syncs my address book among the web interface, tablet app & phone app. It works well so I know it's possible to sync the address books from Google and/or VW. Why don't I just use MightyText? I like your app better....
You're glad what worked better for me? Nothing is fixed. The "sync" procedure you mentioned was already suggested by MarquiaF on 8/22/2013 (see above); it would appear you haven't actually read or understood the content of this thread. Please read and follow the discussion, and then provide input/advice.