no they just pay the bill and see like charges and crap
ummm sooo yea i recently started using my text messages like crazy with friends..leaving detailed texts about....my issues. can they read my text messages if im a verizon customer?
no they just pay the bill and see like charges and crap
how do you do that tampa?
You can see the number's the text were sent to or received from , but you cannot read the actually message that was sent/received....unless you have the phone.. Maybe one day that will happen but not right now...(don't see it happening though)
you guys really think your paretns can't read your text messages online?
well.they can.or they can request a copy from the verizon store, but they usually just go online. trust me, it just happened to my sister and is happening to our friends leading to them getting into legal issues from pictures and explicit messages and etc. they read them ALL ONLINE AND SOME ON HER PHONE! EEK< NO PRIVACY!
They can't read your text messages, and they can't request a copy of the texts under normal circumstances. yet.
That capability is under consideration, from what I understand. however, it can't be done today.
P.S. The official word is that text messages are not archived -- they simply "disappear" once successfully sent/received (except from the sender's/recipient's phones, of course). However, most transmitted digital data is recorded (a text takes up very little space, digitally). So, who knows what's actually archived. *Someday* it may be possible to check both recently billed texts, as well as archived (old) texts. Like the net itself, a good rule of thumb is to carefully consider any text or post that you would mind seeing on the front page of the N.Y. Post. Keep in mind the recent "sexting" episode that ended in a suicide. In that case it was simply an idiot who decided to broadcast a private pix text. But, that can happen to ANY text, once it leaves your phone. ;)
if i am able to get users phone how can i access there past txt messages?
can i retrieve somehow or are there hackers out there who do this? the phone is a lg voyager with a verizon contract.
No i no for a fact that they can because one of my friends parents requested a transcripot of her texts and she got grounded for being "mean"
Right, I'm sure that's how it happened.
Everything I've read has stated that texting content cannot be viewed online, requested through mail, etc (except through legal action). However, my mom has asked me many questions about texts I've sent. She's never said, "I read this in a text" but she asked about specific subjects, ones that I have only ever texted about. I frequently clear my inbox, and always before I sleep, so there is no possibility that she read it from my phone. Additionally, she recently asked about something I texted several MONTHS ago (again, she didn't say "from a text"; the message also would, obviously, no longer be on my phone). To me, this shows that parents can, somehow, view messages sent from a phone. I don't know to what extent, but it seems probable that they can see atleast parts of a message. I also know that the people I've texted did not tell her as they, too, would be in a lot of trouble.
I know everyone thinks that phone companys cant pull your text messages, but they can. How do you think most celebs get caught, they just cant take the womens for it, they call the cell phone company and get the actual copy. They will only have the previous text messages sometimes it will take them a while to send it. But you can have your messages mailed to you. With every detail. It is becoming more popular now with divorce courts. I did my research.
No one here has said that it's impossible. Read that again.
The point being made (and apparently being missed ad nauseum) is that it's not possible to simply go to a website and download text transcripts with a couple of mouse clicks.
Read that again, too.
It has usually taken legal action such as court orders to get text message transcripts so they can be used is court cases. Just last week, I asked a Verizon CSR who had been in the IT department for a while about this and he said that as far as he knew, it still takes a court order to obtain (that means get yer hands one) copies of text transcripts. But he also said, and I believe this, that an entity as large as Verizon often has cases of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing, so he might not be as informed as he could be on this matter.
This is, or it could be, such a delicate issue and the cause of conundrums to no end. Some of you with extremely active imaginations (such as has been demonstrated around here) should be able to envision the streets filled with livid people clutching copies of text transcripts screaming at each other.
I certainly can. Onboard phone cameras and video combined with Facebook has already shown us a glimpse of this. And I also believe that this Genie is close to be let out of the bottle, anyway. It probably won't be long before we see these folks in the street with those copies that have become available at the simple click of a mouse.
And someone has to say this, it might as well be me.
yes. you can use mobile spy to do this
edit: sorry, i misread the question. i honestly dont know if they can read sms's from ur phone bill. they can read them on their computer using mobile spy if u have a certain kind of smart phone
Ok, let's clear this all up, shall we? I'm the parent of a 15 year old girl whose texting has been of no small concern. Thankfully, she seems to have matured, but not before her mother and I had to go through some considerable effort in exactly the sort of manner about which you all seem to be worried.
So, here are your answers.
1.) The cell phone companies *will not* release (via the web or otherwise) the content of text messages unless a court orders them to do so. Even if it's their account, and you are their minor children. You may not have any rights to privacy from your parents, but those you text with *do*, and the courts will protect those rights.
2.) Most cell phone companies *will* have available on their websites the summary data (sender/recipient/date/time).
3.) In order for a court to order for the release of text message content, the request must be *in conjunction* with a legal action. For example, I can't just ask for it; I have to start a lawsuit, a civil action, or some other complaint, and then the text messages can be subpoena'd to be used as evidence.
Those three things are facts. Plain and simple. Now, the following are what I believe to be true, but have not (or cannot) prove:
1.) As a concerned parent, I was completely unable to get my daughter's text messages, other than the ones I found in her phone. If I'd thought something really serious was going on, like some sort of abuse or sexting, I could have filed charges, and then, possibly, gotten a court order to release the messages, but even then, it's not guaranteed. Again, courts are very big on protecting the rights of others, and it's likely I would have had to provide some probable cause/proof that I wasn't just being nosy.
2.) Cell phone providers, even when court ordered, usually cannot provide more than a few days' worth of text messages, anyway. There are some exceptions, such as when large corporations or government groups have special contracts with their cell service providers to keep extra records. Probably not the case with your parents, though, right?
3.) Those of you who are just absolutely certain that your parents are communing with SkyNet would do well to consider that your parents are *much* sneakier than you. We will creep into your bedroom at night and borrow your phone. Your friends parents will do the same thing. And then. We'll talk to each other about it! Do you really delete all your messages *every night*? Can you really be so sure that your friends do, too? *Every Night*? Most of you can't even remember to put your dishes in the sink every time! If your friend got grounded because a parent said text messages are available online, do you think that maybe the parent found out some other way that the parent doesn't want you to know about? (And, of course, this is only one of the tricks up our sleeves.)
Seriously. If your parents are overbearing and you need some privacy, that's fine, but use your heads. Also, everyone does and says things they shouldn't, and whether or not they end up regretting it, it's part of growing up. But again, use your heads. If it's not face-to-face, bug-free, and phones-off, it's not private. Not in this century.
Absolutely the best post on this matter yet.
I especially love the sneaky parent part.
Hey, kids: How the hell do you think we know what you are up to? Because a long, long time ago in a place far, far away, WE WERE KIDS, TOO. TRYING TO OUTSMART THEM JUST AS YOU ARE NOW.
It's the "Circle of Life. :D
The only way they can receive a copy of the text messages of what was actually said is through a court order.
THis is true.
I just called Verizon and asked bc I am wanting a copy of mine.
and they said i had to get an order from the court.
This may sound crazy but, I just got this cellphone at the end of May. I'm 12 and my parents would not buy me one, except my aunt did.
I have a verizon phone. says lg on it.
I play video games with this one guy and he was soo sweet. I started texting him (I was retarded.)
And my friend dared me to say "im h*rny" to him on an instant message. I wasn't thinking at all and sent it and we had our giggles until he said "im gonna start txting you what i would do to you if we met" Then my smile disapeared. and every 2 minutes i would get a disgusting nasty long msg with DETAIL! Then on the game i acted like a different person and telling him i couldnt talk to him. He thought i was one of his friends! He started txting me "So your rlly 16, named maci" and wouldnt drop it! I gott ssooo mad! I erased his name and the bill will be coming in in about 5-10 days.
I'm SCARED! Could this get me introuble? Can my aunt possibly see my txt messages that i sent/recieved on the BILL? SOMEONE ANSWER ME QUICKLY!
If my aunt sees this, she WILL tell my parents and all of the family! And they will haunt this over me for the rest of my life! I've already had a myspace problem because a creep kept adding me calling me hot! and i got introuble for that! I NEED ANSWERS! ILL BE GROUNDED FOR MY ENTIRE SUMMER AND MORE! my mom thinks im a ho and my dad thinks im retarded just after a myspace incident and i didnt do ANYTHING! But if these messages are shown to my aunt. who knows. :?: :frown:
To answer your question.no.
You need to quit taking dares from your stupid friends. And playing games and texting people you don't know. You will probably need to change your phone number to stop getting the twisted texts from this guy.
And you need to learn how to use a mobile phone responsibly. If your Auntie was so gracious to buy you a phone, maybe she's a good place to start.
Why do we bother?
Are you guys and girls sure that parents cant or are you just assuming and how can you be sure do you have proof like a number someone can call to ask? and i need a reply fast. :?:
I am sure because I know how the technology works.
And as usual, I suggest that you concern yourself with whatever you are doing or have done to give your parents reason to dig into your text history rather than whether or not they actually can.
how parents read text message from bill.
(Someone's gotta be posting this to get a rise out of folks)
If you kids are young enough that your parents are paying the bill you shouldn't be writing stuff your worried about them seeing. Be grateful you have a mobile and your parents pay the bill for you and if you don't like them reading your messages go get a job and pay for your own bill
I'd like to thank Geri O and "AnotherParent." I am not like most people on this thread.
I am 17, and ever since I can remember, my mother has constantly been in my private life, by force. For no apparent reason.
I do not do drugs, or drink, granted I have tried it like most people of my age, or sext. I make good grades (though math is lacking) and I have a sense of responsibility.
I know for a fact she checks the bill because she restricted my time limit to 12 o'clock recently, which I find to be unfair.
I do what I'm supposed to so why take away one of my few privileges? I see no reason.
So, thanks to you two, I have some small sense of peace, now that I know not all of my private life is being invaded.
i think they cant able to read text messages only they can get info about bill and sender and recipient's address