Question about Cingular text messages

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by iJon, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. iJon macrumors 604

    iJon

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    I have a question to ask the MacRumors community. I am wanting to know if Cingular stores text messages on their server and for how long. I might need an employee of Cingular to fill me in cause all I can get is contradicting answers from various places.

    So far I am led to believe that they are indeed stored somewhere for a certain period of time (possibly 2-6 months) and a court ordered subpoena can obtain them.

    Any info will be greatly appreciated and I am really looking for a correct answer from someone who knows for sure!

    jon
     
  2. wongulous macrumors 6502a

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    Well, unless Cingular is different from other carriers in terms of their internal SMS servers, they are only stored for 72 hours and/or until delivered.

    Good luck with that.
     
  3. iJon thread starter macrumors 604

    iJon

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    Thanks for the answer. I still seem to get different answers everywhere I look.

    jon
     
  4. efoto macrumors 68030

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    Best bet is obviously to have it on your phone with the date and time-stamp which should be a legal submission in court.

    AT&T (pre-Cingular) was 72 hours on server. Now with going to Cingular and back again I'm not sure the current system.
     

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