How to Read My Phone Text Messages Online

By Jennifer Hudock

Whether you are a parent looking to monitor your child's text messages, or you have access to a computer but not your cell phone, there are a variety of ways you can read and even respond to your cell phone text messages online. Some cell phone service providers offer free online services, but even if your service provider does not offer this feature, there are a variety of online tools you can use to read your texts.

Things You'll Need

  • Valid credit card

Step 1

Check with your mobile service provider to see if they have an online text monitoring feature. If your provider does offer this feature, they will provide you with log in information.

Step 2

Subscribe to a text monitoring service, like Mobile Spy or My Mobile Watch Dog. These services allow you to log in to your account on their website and check text messages received to the phone number you have listed. These services require you to pay a monthly subscription fee.

Step 3

Send mobile email texts, rather than SMS texts, from your phone. Replies will come back to your phone, but will also show up in your email inbox, where you can read and reply to them from the Internet.

Step 4

Use and online texting or SMS service, like Text 'Em or Fish Text. Set up an account from which you can send and receive online text messages. You may be required to pay a monthly subscription or pay-per-text fee to send and receive messages.

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