sms and verizon are on cell phone....are both needed?

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I noticed both on new pixel ....is sms only for messaging? Should I cancel one.
 

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Verizon Messaging? Unless you use it for something other than SMS/MMS, you need only 1 SMS app. (I use Hangouts to be able to make calls from a Google Voice number. It also handles SMS, but I have Android Messages set to be the default for that.)
 

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I prefer Android Messages. I have had Verizon Messages on many phones before and always tried it but never came to love it. I use an app called Mighty Text on my cell phone and my tablet and it will connect with the Mighty Text website so I can send and receive SMS/MMS on my computer as well as my WiFi only Tablet.
Now Android Messages just became available on the web and has an unusual way to sync it up to work with your phone by scanning the QR code on the website with your phone through Android Messages menu. BUT I find the web version extremely slow and not much I am able to do to increase the speed. (I use Chrome on my Windows laptop and have Comcast cable with download speeds up to 300Mbs - shows on all tests about 200 in reality for now)
 

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....BUT I find the web version extremely slow and not much I am able to do to increase the speed. (I use Chrome on my Windows laptop and have Comcast cable with download speeds up to 300Mbs - shows on all tests about 200 in reality for now)

When jumping between threads or scrolling back in time yes I agree its slow for me as well. Sometimes annoyingly. It’s livable though since I do find it thus far to be fairly reliable - perhaps more so than other applications that I’ve tried like Mighty Text, Pulse SMS and others that allow texting from other devices.
 

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I prefer Android Messages. I have had Verizon Messages on many phones before and always tried it but never came to love it. I use an app called Mighty Text on my cell phone and my tablet and it will connect with the Mighty Text website so I can send and receive SMS/MMS on my computer as well as my WiFi only Tablet.
Now Android Messages just became available on the web and has an unusual way to sync it up to work with your phone by scanning the QR code on the website with your phone through Android Messages menu. BUT I find the web version extremely slow and not much I am able to do to increase the speed. (I use Chrome on my Windows laptop and have Comcast cable with download speeds up to 300Mbs - shows on all tests about 200 in reality for now)

I've tried mighty text, felt like a gimped version of Verizons Message + to be honest. Android messages looks so far behind I don't even want to try it.

I mean what's so hard about making an app for all 3 major platforms that actually syncs in real time and even allows phone calls from your tablet? Verizon managed it a few years ago, I think T-mobile launched a competitor, but Google can't do it?