How to Read AT&T Text Messages When You Don't Have Your Phone

by Alicia Bodine
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Conversing through text messaging has become increasingly popular. Checking texts on your phone only takes a few seconds. If you own an AT&T cell phone and want to check your messages without your phone, you can read them online through AT&T's website.

Step 1

Sign up for an online account with AT&T if you don't have one. You will need to enter your mobile phone number when you do this.

Step 2

Log in by clicking on the "My AT&T" tab on AT&T's homepage. Select "Messages and Email" from the side menu that pops up.

Step 3

Enter your phone number after choosing "Wireless" from the "Select Account Type" tab.

Step 4

Type the password and press "Log in."

Click on the "Data" tab to view your text messages.


  • You can also check voice messages and your AT&T account at the website.

Items you will need

  • AT&T account

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