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How to Read My Phone Text Messages Online

Updated February 21, 2017

Whether you are a parent looking to monitor your child's text messages, or you have access to a computer but not your mobile phone, there are a variety of ways you can read and even respond to your mobile phone text messages online. Some mobile 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.

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  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.

  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.

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

  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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Things You'll Need

  • Valid credit/debt card

About the Author

Jennifer Hudock is an author, editor and freelancer from Pennsylvania. She has upcoming work appearing in two Library of the Living Dead Press anthologies and has been published in numerous print and online journals, including eMuse, Real TV Addict and Strange Horizons. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English/creative writing from Bloomsburg University.

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