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

by Alicia Bodine

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.


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.


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.


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


Type the password and press "Log in."


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


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

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About the Author

Alicia Bodine has been a professional writer for six years. She has produced thousands of articles for online publications such as Demand Studios, Bright Hub, Associated Content and WiseGeek. Bodine is also the current cooking guru for LifeTips. She has received awards for being a top content producer.

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