Do phone companies keep a record of text messages?

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asked May 28 in Cell Phones and Plans by SarahC8 (560 points)
Do phone companies keep a record of text messages?

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answered May 28 by Grahlu (18,770 points)
The only phone company as of now that retains data on text messages is Verizon Wireless.

Verizon Wireless retains the text messages in their system for up to 5 days but other call detail records are kept for up to a year and for some other phone companies such as AT&T keeps call detail records for up to 7 years.

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