Thanks for the response. My email log-in (gmail) is already added to my device, but my contacts do not sync (unless you're just talking about sync of Google data between my computer and my phone). To be sure I understand what you're saying:
- There's no way to have an ongoing sync between Google Contacts and Verizon's contacts.
- The only way to change Verizon contacts is to edit them on the phone and upload the changes to the Cloud.
If this is the case, then this is not worth the trouble and Message + may not be worth using.