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Yes i have a prepaid tracfone and would like ti recover the

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Yes i have a prepaid tracfone and would like ti recover the last 10 text messages deleted
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cell Phones
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.
Hi Kim, There are two ways to retrieve the deleted text messages:1. Contact Tracfone. They have it on their system for 7 days. Sometimes they will have it resent, sometimes it is difficult and you need to complete a request. There is no real structure, so you might want to try calling a few times to get different Customer service people.2. To retrieve deleted text messages the first thing you need to do is stop sending or receiving any further texts. The reason is that the deleted text messages are still on the SIM card, but if they are overwritten with a new message, then they are gone for good.You can buy a text USB reader so that your text messages can be read by a computer, e.g. simply put the SIM card into this reader and then put it into a computer.It will attempt to retrieve deleted text messages on the SIM that have not yet been overwritten. They will then be available on your computer.
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.
Hi Kim, just checking in on your question. How did things work out for you?