I believe 10 days. Also why do you need the contents? If anything you can log into MyVerizon and you could print out your usage without the content within them.
How long does verizon keep them if they are wanting the content? They are wanting to know what day if and when i texted someone that the deer hit me
I delete my messages at the end of the day, so the messages they are wanting have been deleted
I believe for Text messages it's 10 days and the only way to get it is through a court order. Other than that the best you get is when and where you sent and received text through MyVerizon.
They don't need the contents. You can log into MyVerizon and print up your usage for the month.