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Retrieving Past Text Messages for Important Use/Mn Legal Act

Hey Guys,

Is it possible for me to retrieve past text messages for Important Use or Minor Legal Action if I contact three. I don't need to conduct this, I just wan't to know if its possible.

 

More Specifically, Can your (Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) e.g. Tesco Mobile, Virgin Media) do this upon Contact?

 

These aren't for personal use and rather for Minor Legal Action.....

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Re: Retrieving Past Text Messages for Important Use/Mn Legal

Hi there 👋 We wouldn't have a record of the content of your texts, what we would have is the numbers they've been sent to. 

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Re: Retrieving Past Text Messages for Important Use/Mn Legal

Are you sure?

I think the Call Data Records are stored for 3 years (longest in the EU :-) )

and text message content is 6 months

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Re: Retrieving Past Text Messages for Important Use/Mn Legal

I'm unable to find the article about holding text message content for 6 months. Can you tell me where to find this on the site please? 

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Re: Retrieving Past Text Messages for Important Use/Mn Legal

I found it on an article from Irish Times but it was a few years old.

http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055804022 the guards retrieved the text messages from the phones. 

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Re: Retrieving Past Text Messages for Important Use/Mn Legal

I had a read though this and it doesn't seem to have anything to do with the network provider, but with the phone itself. There might be some technology that can retrieve deleted texts from a phone, but we don't store message content of our customers. 

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