$500 via Verizon e-gift card (sent w/in 8 wks). Activation of 4G LTE/5G phone on 5G Get More plan req’d. Device must remain active for 45 days. $500 charge back if service cancelled w/in 12 mos or eligibility req’s are no longer met. See vzw.com/bring-your-own-device for details.
If you backed up your text messages to a cloud service you would have access to them and their content. If you did not, you can view your usage on your Verizon bill for up to 90 days, but that will not show content.