printing out text messages
kgordon
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How do  I  go back and print out my text messages for a court hearing where it tells who sent, when they were sent and recieved?

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TheGreatOne
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kgordon wrote:

How do  I  go back and print out my text messages for a court hearing where it tells who sent, when they were sent and recieved?


 

 

To see the phone numbers that were messaged or phone numbers that messaged the phone you would log into your Verizon account. There is a link that is called Current Usage, click that. Just go to data and view the details. There is only so many months that you can go back though. If you are finding the month not available on your online account, give customer care a call. You cannot actually see the content (what is said in the messages) online. Unless of course you were to geta subpoena.

 

 

How do you get a Subpoena?

 

Each court has its own steps to get a subpoena. You can get a subpoena in person at the courthouse or sometimes by mail. There is a fee. Talk to your court administrator to learn their steps.

Usually, you will need the following information:

  1. court file number
  2. names of parties in the case
  3. name of person requesting subpoena(s) with their phone number
  4. purpose of the subpoena:
    - witness to appear at hearing/trial or deposition with the date and time
    - production of documents
  5. a copy of the Notice of Taking Deposition and proof of service on all parties in the case
  6. name of assigned Judge (if known)
  7. number of subpoenas you need
  8. subpoena fee 
    (if you cannot afford to pay the fee, you may qualify for a fee waiver)
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bgreen
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is this yhe only way you can veiw the word in text messages?

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SuzyQ
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This quoted from Verizon's FAQ's on testing:

 

Can I view and/or print my text messaging content?

  • Users who login to the Verizon Wireless text messaging website to send/receive text messages can view/print content and corresponding replies for 120 hours after the original message is sent.
  • Messages sent from or received on your device cannot be viewed in any other medium.  You can, however, forward text messages to an email address, and then view/print them just like any other email.
  • Text messaging content is not available through My Verizon.
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ava
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SuzyQ wrote:

  • This quoted from Verizon's FAQ's on testing:

     

    Can I view and/or print my text messaging content?

    • Users who login to the Verizon Wireless text messaging website to send/receive text messages can view/print content and corresponding replies for 120 hours after the original message is sent.

    Is this true I did not think you could view text content unless with subpoena??

If a subpoena is granted can you get text content from old deleted text for any time frame. or just current undeleted text content?

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SuzyQ
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ava wrote:

SuzyQ wrote:

  • This quoted from Verizon's FAQ's on testing:

     

    Can I view and/or print my text messaging content?

    • Users who login to the Verizon Wireless text messaging website to send/receive text messages can view/print content and corresponding replies for 120 hours after the original message is sent.

    Is this true I did not think you could view text content unless with subpoena??  Only if you use vtext.com to send / receive texts, and only for a few days....if you are simply using your phone for texting, then you would need a subpoena to get the content. 

If a subpoena is granted can you get text content from old deleted text for any time frame. or just current undeleted text content? The time frame is very short, a matter of days.  And it doesn't matter if it's deleted on the phone or not, if the content is available on the servers, with a proper subpoena, it's obtainable.  Again, the time frame for this is very short.


 

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48VJ
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If they are still on the phone resend them to an E-Mail address, If deleted it will take a court order  to Verizon Legal Dept.

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TheGreatOne
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bgreen wrote:

is this yhe only way you can veiw the word in text messages?


 

The actual word meaning content in the message tes.

 

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PokeysMare
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Are you able to view the content of the messages for all of phone lines on your bill if you are the primary account holder?

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acraftylady
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PokeysMare wrote:

Are you able to view the content of the messages for all of phone lines on your bill if you are the primary account holder?


If the text was sent phone to phone the only way to view the content is on the phone itself.    Mary

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gbhammer33
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"email my texts sms" is an app that will allow you to email a thread or all your texts and then print them.

It shows the names, dates, times and body of the text messages / sms

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Torp
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This app is relegated to certain types of droids.

The LG phones seems to have a problem.  You can forward the text message to an email system by simply using the forward option once the txt msg is open however it doesn't contain the sender's information.  (i.e. commonly referred to as a header).

Some messages that may have been forwarded to you for example that contain other information from a series of senders is also problematic as you have only 160 characters and it typically requires mutliple forwards.

Again, it doesn't contain "header" information... just the text message.

If someone finds a solution, do post.    In case of subpoenas, I'm informed by Verizon support the only information (using phone txting) that is kept is at the "header" level (and their are timeframes in play) but the details of the msg is not kept.

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MalloryLee86
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  1. Just screenshot them with time stamps/ mdated showing. To go a step further, if they are saved in your contacts—remove them that way their cell number shows instead of their name. That way it cannot be disputed or misconstrued, at all!
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