How to get transcripts of text messaging or cell phone calls

With the advent of the cell phone and the automated billing and payment systems most cellular providers permit, many cellular providers only provide an online glimpse of your cell phone usage and the usage of all phones under your top-level plan.

Although most cellular providers don't record actual text messages, the majority will provide you, for a small fee, a printout copy of dates and times text messages were sent.

Visit your local cellular provider's main office and take along your individual cellular account information so the representative may bring up your information during your visit.

Provide your cellular representative with the precise dates for which you desire a printed copy of your account transcript.

Pay any fees requested of you by the cellular representative for the printout and be sure to look at the top of the front page to ensure the transcript provided to you is in fact for your account and not someone else's.