Being able to recover any text messages you need is crucial. Let’s go over all options together. We just need a few more details. What type of phone do have? What happened to these texts (deleted, disappeared, etc.)? Do you use anything to back up/save content your phone (Verizon Cloud, iCloud, etc.)?
Everything is gone prior to Jan. 2019
Unless they were backed up by SMS Backup application or Verizon Messages, they are gone once they are deleted.
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