Can you find out what a person has been texting?

@ravinskye (8242)
United States
April 7, 2010 6:31am CST
Recently a friend told me that a girls husband accessed her cell phone records somehow. She said he was able to get all her text messages and what they said. Can you really do that? I've heard another person did that too. I know that if I go onto verizon I can see the numbers of people I texted. But is there a way to find out what was said in the text messages?
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13 responses
@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
7 Apr 10
I don't know about your country, but in Malta, mobile phone companies do keep a record and will provide written proof if requested by the police in a crime investigation. Other than that I don't know if there is any way how one can get to know what another person's text messages consist of.
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@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
20 Apr 10
Thanks for the best response award Much appreciated.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Apr 10
You can see it on the phone, of course. But online? I've never heard of that. Maybe he's on the account and some carriers keep records for the account holders?
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@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
7 Apr 10
Unless you delete your message history, your phone will show you every text you've had. Hubby and I go through and delete every texts every couple of days so our phones don't get too full. I do tons of texting!
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@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
7 Apr 10
Well, what I've heard is this girl's husband got online to her account and was able to print out every text she sent and is keeping it incase they get divorced.
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• Philippines
29 Apr 10
I think if you are good in spying then you really can find out.
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• Philippines
14 Apr 10
I got curious. I think I wanna ask my EE schoolmates.
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• Philippines
9 Apr 10
i don't know. Maybe there is some kind of a software that is used to know what is the content of a particular software.
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@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
8 Apr 10
Uhm, maybe his network provider stores all transaction of calls and texts. I think that's it, I'm not sure though.
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@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
7 Apr 10
I never knew a person could do this if the messages are already deleted. But I guess there must be a way since people like the FBI, etc. can find these things out.
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@greyz7 (860)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
hi, if a person failed to delete received messages or at the sent items, then his/her partner if will browse could possibly read the messages, much more if it is kinda fishy. i have experienced this with a friend before, i know i should have not browse over her phone but at least i discovered something...i have a phone.NOKIA 6280. even if the messages have been deleted but when i plugged it on my computer, the old messages appears..it is possible as long as the unit is configured with your pc/laptop.
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@mzz663 (2775)
• United States
7 Apr 10
I don't know how someone would do that unless they got a hold of the phone & it had internet on it, then the messages could be emailed and printed out. Some people are sneaky enough to go through someone else's phone and do that. If there was something I didn't want anyone else to know, I'd delete any conversations that I had. On my phone, I can find the number of texts sent out by each phone and how many were received but not the content.
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@aabuda (1729)
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
I don't know if there are programs that can do that. But maybe his partner's mobile phone can store as much as many messages on his inbox including his sent items. My phone is actually like that.
@Tresaqwe (376)
• United States
9 Aug 10
I'm sure there is something out there, but I don't think that's really a good thing to do. It seems like an invasion of privacy and a lack of trust in their relationship, personally. I was actually wondering this the other day, because my dad said he could find out what I was texting if he wanted to, so I got curious and looked it up, but what I found was pretty inconclusive.
• United States
24 May 10
that would be a really interesting thing to find out, I personally don't know if I would want to see all the text that were sent to or from my sweeties phone, but I guess everyone is diffrent. Makes you think you must not be able to trust someone if you have to go through such lengths, huh? Well I would love to know how one would find that sort of thing out, just because of pure curiosity at this point.