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#1 Oct 30, 2010
I have always been told that once a text message was deleted, that it was gone forever. No way of ever having proof that it existed. Until, about 6 months ago that is. I was told that deleted text messages CAN be retrieved. Cops do it all the time. Well, I have tried every tactic, trick, etc. under the sun, and still cam`t figure it out. When you call Verizon, they tell you there is no way deleted messages can be retrieved. But, if that`s the case, then how do they(cops) get them? Are they the only exceptions? Phone companies can do everything else complicated. Why can`t a simple deleted text message be retrieved? Has anybody ever been able to retrieve a deleted text message? If you have, please please tell me how I can go about doing so. My son`s reputation is on the line. He is desperate to prove his innocence. Thank you.
i know

Hot Springs National Park, AR

#2 Oct 30, 2010
Archive wrote:
I have always been told that once a text message was deleted, that it was gone forever. No way of ever having proof that it existed. Until, about 6 months ago that is. I was told that deleted text messages CAN be retrieved. Cops do it all the time. Well, I have tried every tactic, trick, etc. under the sun, and still cam`t figure it out. When you call Verizon, they tell you there is no way deleted messages can be retrieved. But, if that`s the case, then how do they(cops) get them? Are they the only exceptions? Phone companies can do everything else complicated. Why can`t a simple deleted text message be retrieved? Has anybody ever been able to retrieve a deleted text message? If you have, please please tell me how I can go about doing so. My son`s reputation is on the line. He is desperate to prove his innocence. Thank you.
Unfortunately there is not any way to retrieve them, the message is wiped out totally from the system upon deletion and there is no way for the phone companies to keep the text records, do you realize the size server they would have to have? and not to mention the cost related to this type of storage. I think you might have seen text retrieved on csi or something, but in real life it doesn't happen unless there is a chance is hasn't been deleted from the recipients phone.
lay n low

United States

#3 Oct 30, 2010
I know dont know what he or she is talking about you can retrieve a tex message I work for verison call center out of little rock you can get a print out of your message but you have to get a court order.....

Left Brain Thinker

“I don't need no stinkin job.”

Since: May 09

Topix Bar and Grill

#4 Oct 30, 2010
Archive wrote:
I have always been told that once a text message was deleted, that it was gone forever. No way of ever having proof that it existed. Until, about 6 months ago that is. I was told that deleted text messages CAN be retrieved. Cops do it all the time. Well, I have tried every tactic, trick, etc. under the sun, and still cam`t figure it out. When you call Verizon, they tell you there is no way deleted messages can be retrieved. But, if that`s the case, then how do they(cops) get them? Are they the only exceptions? Phone companies can do everything else complicated. Why can`t a simple deleted text message be retrieved? Has anybody ever been able to retrieve a deleted text message? If you have, please please tell me how I can go about doing so. My son`s reputation is on the line. He is desperate to prove his innocence. Thank you.
Did your son send XXX pictures with those text messages? And was the girl underage?
Archive

United States

#5 Oct 30, 2010
Left Brain Thinker wrote:
<quoted text>
Did your son send XXX pictures with those text messages? And was the girl underage?
LOL. No. Thank God. He is underage too.
Archive

United States

#6 Oct 30, 2010
i know wrote:
<quoted text> Unfortunately there is not any way to retrieve them, the message is wiped out totally from the system upon deletion and there is no way for the phone companies to keep the text records, do you realize the size server they would have to have? and not to mention the cost related to this type of storage. I think you might have seen text retrieved on csi or something, but in real life it doesn't happen unless there is a chance is hasn't been deleted from the recipients phone.
Well, I don`t watch csi. I was told by a real life person that it could be done. So, I`m not dumb. Anyway, phone carriers are multibillion dollar corporations. Storage space and price are no major problem for them I`m sure. With the growing crime problem just in America, I would think that it would be mandantory for them to keep them for at least a certain amount of time. It would be so benificial to police. I really wish that if there is really a way to do it, then I could get it done.
hog wash

United States

#7 Oct 31, 2010
It can`t be done. And I don`t know what lay n low is talking about.... If he or she really worked for Verizon then surely they would know how to spell it.

“The Dawg is In!”

Since: Apr 10

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#8 Oct 31, 2010
You need a Subpoena but it can be done.

“My mind....”

Since: Jul 09

was a terrible thing to waste

#9 Oct 31, 2010
hog wash wrote:
If he or she really worked for Verizon then surely they would know how to spell it.
My exact thought.
i know

Hot Springs National Park, AR

#12 Nov 1, 2010
hog wash wrote:
It can`t be done. And I don`t know what lay n low is talking about.... If he or she really worked for Verizon then surely they would know how to spell it.
I checked my resources again and i assure you it can't be done. I advise you to google it and you will find companies that advertise they can do it for a small fee of course and i assure you when you get the email stating message irretrievable you will not get a refund and phone companies store raw data as far as text messaging goes. I know you can get a detailed phone activity report but not text. There is no law passed by congress or even tabled by the fcc to force carriers to keep these records, so they don't, it's not cost effective. If you would like further proof have your attorney write a formal letter to the home office of the carrier in question.
Been there seen it

Little Rock, AR

#13 Nov 1, 2010
Yes it can be done and I have seen the text's in person on a piece of paper. With a court order, it can be done. Hello? How do you think they catch some of the people they do? they retrieve their texts. How do you think they know that someone was texting and driving? Same with email. The company has to have a court order and they have to produce every message in and out, same with facebook and myspace. If you think in a million years that our technology isn't great enough to retrieve some little bitty text messages, then you need to open your mind a little bit bigger than small town forrest city.
EBAY

Paragould, AR

#14 Nov 2, 2010
There is a gadget i saw on ebay that goes in your usb connection that can retrieve deleted text messages and this is fact .

Banned

“This town is nuts...”

Since: Jul 09

My kind of place!

#15 Nov 3, 2010
It can be done and you don't have to have a court order but your service provider will only do it if you need to present the text messages as evidence at a trial. If you use a blackberry, iphone, or droid then you can dowload one of several applications that will automatically store all of your incoming and outgoing texts but it will not allow you to recover messages prior to dowloading the app.
Guest

Little Rock, AR

#16 Nov 3, 2010
There is a sims card reader that you can get and will pull up all you phone history!

Since: Sep 11

Lubbock, TX

#17 Sep 26, 2011
Can u get text messages from Topix?
laura

United States

#18 Oct 10, 2011
juror4tresa wrote:
Can u get text messages from Topix?
r u being serious?
Answer

Marble Falls, TX

#20 Oct 11, 2011
Call your carriers main headquarters, demand the highest level person in customer satisfaction to speak with you, keep your cool, as this could take a while. Tell them that it is your right to get copies of any part of your bill at anytime through the contract that you signed with them; this reminding them if the refuse to produce these records they are in breech of contract and you will take future action if deemed nessacary. Offer to pay for all copies you have request upfront and if that does not work, call Andy Wise on you side.
jonah

Dallas, TX

#21 Oct 11, 2011
laura wrote:
<quoted text>r u being serious?
Do you like anal ?
former dumass

Alexander, AR

#22 Oct 25, 2011
I was told the same thing by verizon but they did let me know that you can recieve any text sent to any phone in your name. I think they called 'mirror text' or something like that. Might come in helpful one day.
jeff

Dallas, TX

#23 Mar 23, 2012
this is laughable !! noone seems to know !!

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