subpoena records available


    involved in a lawsuit. Preparing to subpoena phone records and texts. Any idea if actual text messages are retrievable, after deletion, and if so, how long does Tmobile keep them? thanks

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      • snn555

        Re: subpoena records available

        there's never been a solid timeline or time limitation given that I'm aware of. But it's fairly safe to assume if I may, that around 2 weeks to a month might be the maximum.


        I know that Verizon for instance only kept text messages for around two weeks.


        AT&t for instance keeps text records for 5 to 7 years but not the actual context of the message.


        basically if you had not already saved or backed up those text messages they're most likely gone.

        • tmo_mike_c

          Re: subpoena records available

          Oh man, the only way I can think of retrieving them is using some kind of 3rd party messaging back-up application. You would have needed to install and set it up prior to deleting them, but T-Mobile doesn't have a message retrieval service.