Verizon is discontinuing support for its TAP service
effective 2/2/2015. If you have the Verizon TAP system
configured in NotePager Pro or PageGate, this configuration
will no longer function.
To quote Verizon's support page: "Beginning 01/31/2015
we will no longer offer support for TAP (Telelocator
Alphanumeric Protocol). If you are using a modem-based
1-800 TAP service to send text messages through our
network, contact your business sales team for support."
If you or your organization are not part of an Emergency
Management Service, unfortunately, this only leaves
SMTP as a viable protocol for delivering messages to
Verizon cell phones and you will need to update your
configuration from TAP to SMTP. If you or your organization
are part of an Emergency Management Service, you can
register on the Verizon Enterprise Messaging Access
Gateway (EMAG, for short) by contacting your organization,
city, county, state or regional Verizon Representative
and requesting their assistance to register. Once the
registration is complete, this will provide you with
access to use SNPP, WCTP or SMTP to deliver your messages.