What is a nickname?

Certain phone companies (like Verizon) allow you to set up an online account to manage your phone plan. Some of these accounts let you choose a "nickname." The purpose of this nickname is that if you were to send a text message to an email address, the nickname would appear as the sender and not your phone number.
If you want to use our text messaging service and you have chosen a nickname, you must tell us what that nickname is so that we can recognize your text messages. If you have not chosen a nickname, then this does not apply to you.
For verizon users, you can check what your nickname is here: www.vtext.com