Parent Looking for Help

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  1. The Bald Guy

    The Bald Guy New Member

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    Hello, I'm looking for a way to find my sons text messages. Old messages that he has deleted. Is there a way to look at what he has texted say over the last couple of months. He has a Motorola Droid and uses Handcent. I can go under the menu of Handcent and look at delivery reports and get a little bit of messages he sends but that is all I can find right now. Obviously he is doing things he's not supposed to just looking for a way to "Keep an eye on him"
     
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    If you pay for the phone just take it away from him.
     
  3. Corinacakes

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    :welcome: to the forum! If he deletes the messages right after, there's no way you can. Verizon does have a feature where you can block text messaging (Parental controls) it also lets you block lots of other things. :D If you don't trust him, I'd take his phone away.
     
  4. xkape

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    Not that you could get your hands on it but.. I am willing to bet Verizon has a record of every text message from every user stored somewhere.
     
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    Ask Homeland Security. They have a copy of everything. Let them actually use it for some good.
     
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    Also, you might not bea bale to see what he says but you can sure see where he goes. Verizon has a locator thing (I forget it's actual name) that let's the account holder see where the other phones are. My mom put it on my grandmas phone incase she got lost.
     
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    I would guess you are right...they may even be required by law to keep that stuff.
     
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    How old is your son?
     
  9. mwhartman

    mwhartman Super Moderator/RS
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    From one bald guy and parent to another call VZW they should be able to help you. They keep tons of digital copies
     
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    Not much you can do if the messages are deleted. The only way to get a copy from verizon is with a court subpoena, even if you are the account holder, and even then they are only saved for 30 days I believe.



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  11. Floridroid

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    There is an app that you can install in his phone that will send you a copy of all messages as they come in. I have seen it a while back. Sorry I don't remember the name. It's like a key logger but it actually send you copies of all he does
     
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    It's 100% true that VZW does have copies of the text messages stored for a period of time. However, they are only released with a subpoena for a court case. If it is just to check up on your son, you can't do it. As a parent you have lots of options, block text messaging or take away the phone.
     
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