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Thu, Jan 23, 2020 12:30 AM

Text messages on at & t server

How long are text messages saved on the At&t server? Can another carrier access my deleted text messages ?

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GLIMMERMAN76

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3 weeks ago

texts are not stored unless you have the back up option att uses on android. iPhone is a whole different beast.

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someone said that they could have someone they know pull my text message records. Can this be done? I do have an iPhone on At&t

lizdance40

ACE - Sage

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Records, yes, date, time and number - not content.

No, another carrier cannot access.
Can I assume you have switched carriers and no longer have access to your text messages because you have a new phone?

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sandblaster

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34.3K Messages

3 weeks ago

Texts stay on the server up to 72 hours or until delivered. Text message records or logs are kept for years. The log is the date, time and number only, not the actual text. You can access your text logs yourself online. The last 16 months for postpaid and last 6 months for prepaid.

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@sandblaster How do we access the messages online?

sandblaster

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Log into your account, go to the usage section.

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I was not able to locate my text messages online. How can this person access and see my text messages? I guess the person can print off my text messages.