One of the most asked questions we get is usually pitched to us as “how do I read my own text messages online,” and whilst there is no one-way to go about doing this, there are certain methods you can use to do this, and we’ll explain a little bit about these in this article.
Use Your Carrier to Read Texts
One of the most easiest ways to read text messages from the web is to use a service your carrier provides to you.
It is important to note that not all carriers will support this service. In some instances you will be able to hop online to your own carrier website, log into your account and at least get information about your text messages. With some carriers you can even view your text messages remotely from a PC and answer text messages you have recieved.
Below, we have listed what information about your text messages you can view online with each carrier.
T – Mobile
Only Usage History
With T-Mobile, you cannot remotely view messages online via their website, however if you are on a monthly plan you can view your usage history, and this will show you what numbers you have been messaging and how many messages you have sent and received from these numbers.
Reply to SMS Threads
With the My Verizon service, you can view a variety of information about your text messages by logging in to their website. Whilst you may not always be able to see full information about your text messages, you can read replies to SMS threads, and you can also reply to these messages remotely from your My Verizon account.
You can also view timestamps and details on what numbers your messages were sent to.
Get Info About Your Texts
With Sprint, you cannot view text messages online, but you can receive information about the texts you have sent and received. You can read the date, time and phone number of your previous texts, but that is all you can do with Sprint.
No Text Message Info Available
Unfortunately, AT&T do not provide information about your text messages online, and you will not be able to respond to any messages through their website.
Due to privacy reasons, it is very unlikely that your carrier’s website will be able to display text messages to you – this is because they are not legally allowed to store your text information, so they cannot display it to you online, either. Luckily there are alternatives which can help.
Finding an Alternative
If your carrier does not provide the service you need, you could always find a better alternative. One of the best options out there is to install a monitoring software on your smartphone that can record your messages and display them online or on your desktop.
Whilst most monitoring software can be used to monitor more than just text messages, there are tools out there that can be used exclusively for allowing you to read your messages on your PC.
If you would like to learn more about what these monitoring programs can do, you can read up on monitoring software here.
Alternatively, you could download a variety of apps that are compatible with iPhone and Android – these are cheaper and offer more specific tools to help you read your texts.
Hopefully now the question “how to read my own text messages online” has now been answered.
What method will you use to read your text messages?