How long does AT&T keep the content of text messages?

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asked May 29, 2018 in Cell Phones and Plans by Lenonkee (390 points)
How long does AT&T keep the content of text messages?

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answered May 29, 2018 by Jasire (26,200 points)
AT&T keeps the details of your text messages for a period of 7 years but the actual content of the text messages are only kept for 3 to 5 days and then it's lost forever.

So law enforcement can go to AT&T if they're wanting or needing too and see the details of your text messages as far as 7 years into the future but they won't be able to actually see the content of your text messages after 3 to 5 days.

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