I’ve just entered the world of texting, and I’m annoyed by the fact that text messages are so ephemeral. I’d like to save all of them (incoming and outgoing) to my computer as a matter of course, but my phone won’t let me.
I’m on Verizon Wireless, and using an old and basic phone with no QWERTY keyboard and little memory. Verizon tech support says that there is no way to automatically save all texts, either for download from their Web site, or from the phone directly into a computer. The only option would be to forward every individual text to an e-mail address. Although possible, this would obviously be highly inconvenient.
I’m considering upgrading my phone, and want to know if 1) the rep I spoke to is right, or if there may be some way within the Verizon system to archive all texts to my computer automatically, or 2) if any other wireless providers or handsets provide this capability.