Past Texts

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is it possible to get a transactions of past text content and the sender? Or do I have to get a subpoena as I need them to have the police charge someone.
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Tristan Dumouchel

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You'll have to download this software and follow the instructions on how to recover lost texts

Also depending on how long itsĀ  been, there is also a chance it's already been over written which in this case you are SOL.

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Aside from Falcon's suggestion, the only other way is through a court order. Emails are obviously much better for keeping a history of conversations because they're easily stored.
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An alternative for future consideration is MightyText (Android). Send, receive, backup your text messages from your PC or tablet.
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Also in general it's a crap shoot if Carriers retain anything. Telus does it for 30 days and I cannot recall if Koodo does. Other than that it's usually just the meta data that is retained that you can get.