CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – As of January 28, Verizon Wireless customers who use the Remind educational tool will no longer be able to receive text notifications.
Remember is an application that educators can use to keep in contact with students and parents.
Instead, users should activate notifications by smart phone or email, according to the Remind website.
Remember that you have been paying for each text that users receive or send. However, Verizon is now charging Remember an additional fee for companies that send spam through the network.
Remind's statement says that text messages are not spam, "but that has not helped solve the problem with Verizon."
The fee will increase Remind's cost of admitting text messages to at least 11 times the current cost, which will force the end of the free text messaging service.
In a statement from Verizon, "Verizon will not charge Reminder fees as long as they do not start charging K-12 schools, educators, parents and students using their free text message service."
Verizon said Remind has not changed its position that it will stop sending free text messages to Verizon customers.