1. adiorable's Avatar
    Now, I have searched this on google and on cb but the answers aren't very clear.

    How private are text msgs? Are they stored for a certain amount of time/forever?

    Can a service rep view all your txt msgs?

    Can a primary person on the account request copies of text msgs?

    I text basically 24/7 and I'm just curious about how private the msgs we send are? I've seen shows on tv that make it appear that msgs are all on file but then again that is tv!

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    10-15-08 05:42 PM
  2. flchick75's Avatar
    Everything does stay on file and can be obtained if there is a police warrent but no, reps are not ablet to go and look at your text msgs. Don't ever think anything is private though. There's that Detroit Mayor that was busted for having an affair and he denied it. They got the txt msgs to prove it and he could have gotten sentanced for committing purjury...not sure what the outcome was.


    For every day law abiding citizens, there's no need to worry...unless you plan on running for President...or Mayor, etc lol

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    10-15-08 06:31 PM
  3. sam123gil's Avatar
    Ok but is that with every carrier or certain ones. And how long do they keep the text?
    10-15-08 06:34 PM
  4. Hunnibabe's Avatar
    Why sam? What did u text? Haha now I'm curious!

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    10-15-08 06:36 PM
  5. vndlewis's Avatar
    You do sound quilty.

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    10-15-08 06:41 PM
  6. sparklyberry's Avatar
    I'm interested as well to know about this as well! Not that I send anything too secretive on the phone...
    10-15-08 06:46 PM
  7. Crackberrykills's Avatar
    I think you are okay as long as your are not doing anything illegal. Your private text messages could end up seeing the light of day, so be careful.
    10-15-08 06:51 PM
  8. flchick75's Avatar
    Not to mention, someone could save it on THEIR phone and rat you out.

    Don't be naive lol
    10-15-08 06:54 PM
  9. Dispatcher138's Avatar
    Any carrier can get a record of your messeges. However how long they hold, I do not know.
    10-15-08 06:55 PM
  10. Crackberrykills's Avatar
    Not to mention, someone could save it on THEIR phone and rat you out.

    Don't be naive lol
    Indeed, that would be a worry of mine. Although, I try not to send out text messages that would make my mother disown me. So far, so good.
    10-15-08 07:22 PM
  11. hearmeoutx's Avatar
    Basically, your texts can never be guranteed to be kept private, by the OP, or your carried when it comes to the law.

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    10-15-08 07:25 PM
  12. SLVR6's Avatar
    Be careful with quoting what happened to Detroits mayor (thank goodness he is out!), he was using a city issued text messaging pager that EVERYTHING so everything was kept for records. Most carriers keep record of text messages for a certain period of time then they are purged.

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    10-15-08 07:30 PM
  13. jenaywins's Avatar
    I'm reading all your texts right now. For shame.

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    10-15-08 07:38 PM
  14. sam123gil's Avatar
    It's not that it's illeagl text that i'm sending i just would like to let Big Brother know that I don't appreciate him spying on me.
    10-15-08 07:42 PM
  15. Hankster's Avatar
    ANYTHING using technology is available for viewing by someone. This is why you NEVER send sensitive information via email or text, everything gets stored - everything.
    10-15-08 07:44 PM
  16. vndlewis's Avatar
    Phone calls are also monitored.

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    10-15-08 07:46 PM
  17. Mic_Tech's Avatar
    I recently contacted my carrier, Sprint, and asked about obtaining copies of text messages in relation to a police matter. I was told that they don't dedicate network resources to storing that data and no longer provide copies to customers for legal reasons, but they will provide the data if they receive a warrant from the police.

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    10-15-08 08:16 PM
  18. vndlewis's Avatar
    I am sure that is there common answer. I bet if you showed proof of a case they would help.

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    10-15-08 08:19 PM
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