Do cellular providers keep the content of your text messages?

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asked May 28 in Cell Phones and Plans by gzprole (520 points)
Do cellular providers keep the content of your text messages?

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answered May 28 by Judy (29,930 points)
The only cellular phone provider that retains and keeps the content of your text messages is Verizon Wireless but they only retain the content from the text messages for up to 5 days before it gets overwritten and is lost forever.

Call details however are kept much longer as in up to a year or more and for some cell providers they keep the call detail records for up to 7 years but for the text messages they're only kept for up to 5 days maximum.

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