How to Get Cell Phone Transcripts

By Contributing Writer

Detailed information, especially the content of text messages, is usually strictly given as a result of a court subpoena. If you were to win a case and convince a judge that your reasons for access of private nature of this sort, the provider may be obligated to disclose slightly more detailed information. Otherwise, personal text message or phone content will not be disclosed, even to account holders, due to legal parameters. It is possible, however, to get cell phone transcripts detailing dates and the number called from your cell phone provider.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 Separate Forms of Government-Approved Personal Identification
  • Cellular Service Account Information

How to Get Cell Phone Transcripts

Step 1

Go to the location of your local service provider. Bring your personalcellular account information to assist the representative at the desk in bringing up your information.

Step 2

Tell the representative what dates you would like to view this information from. Go in with start and end dates in mind, which will speed up the process and potentially save you money, as you will be charged a per page printing fee.

Step 3

Pay whatever fees may be associated with the service. Like stated earlier, a small charge is normally dictated by the service provider for your access to this information.

Step 4

Confirm that this is your information and that it reflects the dates you specified.

Tips & Warnings

  • Because cell phone records represent a sensitive legal issue, most providers will ask that you speak to them in person, or have a verified Internet account associated with your account. Be certain to provide two separate government-approved forms of personal identification to certify access to your account's information. It is illegal to disclose inaccurate information in an effort to obtain phone transcripts or other personal information of other people. It is possible for such an act to be considered a federal felony and can cause serious trouble if intentional.

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