The first thing you think about if you lose or leave your phone at home is “How am I to read my messages?” You can display text messages online, depending on the type of phone you have and the wireless carrier. Some carriers provide advanced communication services to send and display messages from different devices, while others only allow you to view the messages log and do not have access to text message contents.
Using Verizon Message+ App
Verizon offers the Message + app, which allows consumers to sync text messages on smartphones, tablets and computers. Messages without a phone may be sent and received, even though the phone is switched off. The software can be used on Android, Apple and Windows 10.
When using Message+, you can also see your messages and make phone calls from tablets and smartwatches on the Verizon Messages website online. All wireless users are free of charge with the Message+ app.
Using AT&T Message Backup & Sync
AT&T wireless customers profit from 90 days of cloud-backed text messages. Messages can be sent to mobile devices, tablets and computers and received and syncing them. You can also view messages on message.att.net through the AT&T Messages app or online. There is an application called AT&T NumberSync for smart watch messages.
An e-mail address is attached to each AT&T wireless number. This gives you more versatility to access messages. It will be sent as a text message when you send an Email to an email address of a telephone. The text message can also be sent from a phone to the address and sent as an e-mail.
Check your Text Messages Online with T-Mobile
T-Mobile allows customers to access text messages logs from their account’s Use area. The log shows all incoming and outgoing messages the date, time, geographical destination and telephone number. However, the content of messages cannot be viewed.
View Sprint Message Logs
SMS Messaging vs. Email
SMS, a communications protocol designed for cellular networking, is used via text messages. E-mail is an electronic communication form that allows for viewing and sending of messages from the web browser or the computer application. It could make more sense to use email if you know you want to send messages to be viewable on your phone and online.