Recoverng text messages

Discussion in 'Verizon Wireless' started by Weapondrift, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. Weapondrift

    Weapondrift New Member

    Recoverng text messages

    My boss asked me if VZW was able to actually pull a complete list of every text message hes ever written (regarding pertinant information). The phone that he sent it from was lost. Anyone have any ideas?
  2. rudeboy

    rudeboy New Member

    dunno... if they do, wouldn't that be a privacy issue ?
  3. Weapondrift

    Weapondrift New Member

    thats what im thinking. However I know Federal Law Enforcement can obtain these texts if its a federal case. Shouldnt the owner be able to asertain these texts as well?
  4. mike250rs

    mike250rs New Member

    if he can prove said ownership of device then they may print/send them.
  5. cheri

    cheri Active Member

    Guessing he didnt have a back up type program already...live and learn...calling VZW is probably the only way to actually find out.
  6. Weapondrift

    Weapondrift New Member

    Im sure that wouldnt be a problem for him. (good god your alive?!)

    I already warned him to get a backup program for his phone when he bought it. However VZW keeps telling him that they can only print out a list of phone numbers to the cell phone hes textd (not the text themselves) Howeer, I have a hard time believing this.
  7. cheri

    cheri Active Member

    He could escalate the call...call corporate etc
  8. Weapondrift

    Weapondrift New Member

    Ill meanion that to him. He wants me to email him in the next couple of days as soon as I find out something. So ill meantion that. Anyone else have any ideas?
  9. mike250rs

    mike250rs New Member

    call dateline and drop a "tip" they can get the msgs :)
  10. Weapondrift

    Weapondrift New Member

    too funny!
  11. cheri

    cheri Active Member

    Lol seriously though...that maybe a good point to bring up to them...that "you" are aware that vzw has done this in the past. So whats different now?
  12. Weapondrift

    Weapondrift New Member

    ill pass this on to my boss in the morning and let him do his thing. Thanks everyone :)
  13. piranah

    piranah New Member

    isnt there a timeline that they keep the messages? i heard that they keep the messages for 6 months then they are perm deleted...dont know how much truth is in that...

    also, backup programs are no good if you keep the backup on a storage card in the phone (speaking from first hand experience)
  14. Weapondrift

    Weapondrift New Member

    thats a good question, I actually talked to him yesterday and he said that he had lost the phone but never actually turned it off (aka reported it) he said the only thing the people are doing is sending text messages.
  15. paramedicnate

    paramedicnate New Member

    I thought it was shorter, like five days or something. Think about how many text messages are sent (I sent nearly 9,000 alone last month) by each phone on their network. That is a lot of data to store, plus it actually seems like a waste to keep them on the network for any length of time.

    -Nate

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