How Can I Get the Text Message Archives for a Verizon Cell Phone?

By Charles Poole

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Text messages are messages sent to mobile phones from other mobile phones. These messages are used to send a short message without having to call the person on the receiving end. Text messages can also be sent from computers to a mobile phone. If you would like to check the text messaging archive on your Verizon phone, you can use the buttons on the phone and the menu interface to access it.

Step 1

Turn on your Verizon cellphone from the power button on the phone. The phone must have power to access the text message archive.

Step 2

Press the "Menu" button on the phone and then scroll through the entries to the "Messages" option.

Step 3

Click on the "Messages" option from the menu with the "OK" button.

Step 4

Click on the "SMS Messages" or the "Text Messages" option depending on your version of the phone. The list of text messages on your phone is listed.