How to Get Deleted Virgin Mobile Messages

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How to Get Deleted Virgin Mobile Messages
Your phone's SIM card will help you retrieve important messages. (George Doyle & Ciaran Griffin/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

There is nothing more discouraging than losing your text messages. This could happen if you accidentally deleted the messages, if you broke your phone or if you had a software glitch. If your phone has a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card, you will be able to retrieve messages with a SIM card reader. Just because you cannot find the deleted messages does not mean you lost them forever. A SIM card reader will help you retrieve the messages on your computer. You also have the option to back them up, if desired.

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Things you need

  • SIM card reader software
  • SIM card
  • SIM card USB reader

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  1. 1

    Install the software that came with your SIM card reader. Read and accept the software agreement. Save it to your computer's hard drive.

  2. 2

    Turn off your Virgin Mobile phone, remove the protective cover in the back and take out the battery and SIM card, which looks similar to a microchip.

  3. 3

    Insert the SIM card into the USB reader and insert the USB reader into an available USB port on your computer.

  4. 4

    Launch the SIM card reader software and wait for it to detect your phone's SIM card.

  5. 5

    Click the "Retrieve" button. Click the message you want to read. Press and hold "CTRL" and "ALT" to select more than one message.

  6. 6

    Click "Archive" to create a copy of the message or messages to the software.

Tips and warnings

  • Contact Virgin Mobile at 888-322-1122 if you still cannot retrieve your messages.

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