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Tracking child's text messages

Wizard

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Good parents trust, and then verify. If we depended on adolescents to raise themselves we'd be in trouble.

I seriously hope you were kidding and just rebel rousing.

Journeyman

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If you were a good parent your kids woudl not be texting people they should not be texting and you woudl nto be spying on yoru kids.

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sprint9149 wrote:

Sprint's Google voice integration works great for seeing all text messages and conversations.

This is my recommendation most of the time. Google Voice integration is free and allows not only viewing the messages online, but also forwarding them to your email for archival.

Add the Google Voicemail system as well which is superior to any other VM system I've ever used in my opinion, and overall it just works as a better solution to a variety of things.

Wizard

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Sprint's Google voice integration works great for seeing all text messages and conversations.

Journeyman

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It sounds like someone just has control issues.... It sounds like many people on here have control issues.

If you dont want your CHILD to get in trouble, and think your CHILD is using the phone to get in trouble... Than dont give your CHILD a phone!

Either....

A. Your CHILD is old enough to have privacy, from you. If this is the case, and you dont like the "policy" than make your CHILD pay.

or....

B. Your CHILD is too young for a phone,

or....

C. You are a jealous person, with a lot of anger issues.

You seem to be taking all your anger out on sprint. You chose sprint, and you choose sprint.

*****I dont like sprint because I cant shoot fireballs out of the camera lense on my iPhone.*****

Get a life, move on, try trust.....     Sufficating a child is the worst thing you can do. Always nagging, always on your child, always picking at him/her.... asking what he/she is doing.... never showing trust, never showing confidence.... always upset.... always suspecious..... Keep it up, and your child will end up doing drugs. Seriously.

Journeyman

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I totally as a Sprint customer and have been with them nearly 14+ years and I decided to stay with them. A few years ago you could login and see which unit sent what text and to what number. Now they send you all these forms to get notarized saying that its a privacy issue. REALLY? when you have teenagers on your account and being the account holder we SHOULD be able to monitor our children's activity, our employee's and anything else!! We pay expensive bills, we usually get stuck in contracts, and a lot of us are LOYAL customers!! As the primary account holder on my account this is not only ridiculous but outrageous!! It would help  A LOT of loyal customers not only with monitoring their children but protecting their companies! WE the customers have made sprint what it is today. For example all the thousands we spend upgrading, accessories, etc... thus leading to Sprint/NASCAR...... And let's not forget the rudeness and unreliable customer service that has gotten WORSE in the last 10+ years! If you aren't placed on hold for hours on end, usually you get hung up on when they so called transfer you, or you can barely understand the rep's because their ENGLISH is that terrible! And by the time you finally get a supervisor, after explaining your situation 1000's times....... UNBELIVEABLE!!!!! I began having my first Nextel account with a co-worker until I established better credit history due to a bankruptcy in 1998. After a year on my friends account I finally got my own! So from 1998 till 2012 that is how long I've been with Sprint! They also due to a lot of fraud no longer accept you to add new upgrades etc to your end of the month bill. I can understand that to some extent. But because a few non reliable customers we all get punished for this. Which is hard some of us long time loyal customers that our track record and credit history paying on time, always buying accessories, and so forth when we get paid once a month or bi-weekly and that option is no longer valid for us....... Starting to think that loyalty and hard working customers may want to think about another service provider... Because obviously being loyal don't count for anything anymore. Just login sometime and check out some shopping and then go to wal-mart or another store and see the major price differences in not only new cell phones but other accessories. For example I bought an expensive Bluetooth headset in 2011 from Sprint and not even 30 days it tore up and spent days on the phone w/ Sprint and Motorola with no success and a total loss........ Just voicing my opinions!

Journeyman

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Funny.  When I spoke with Sprint about this and forwarding my concerns, I was told by the woman in the dept. that handles the absolutely stupid forms to have notarized that Sprint has no plans for change.....

That was 10/26/12. 

Was there a sudden change in the corporate position?  It seems that the Sprint media relations dept. does a great job of logging on this forum and spewing hopeful, positive comments in response to the mountains of discontent about Sprint's policy to keep us from our own data.

Basically, Sprint dealt w/ a fillandering spouse who gave login info and access account to someone else....Sprint caught flack so now you police the rest of your members and make rules for all of society to react to some screwup of a few.  How about this....if I don't want anyone to have access to the numbers I text and the times, then I WONT GIVE THEM THE LOGIN INFO NOR WILL I PLACE THEM ON MY ACCOUNT AS AN ALLOWED USER.

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU HEARD STATEMENTS LIKE MINE:  "GET THIS FIXED, GIVE US OUR DATA OR YOU WILL LOOSE OUR 5 PHONE FAMILY AND MY HUSBAND'S 50 PHONE BUSINESS ACCOUNT".

BASICALLY, SPRINT JUST THUMBS ITS NOSE AT US AND HAS NO INTENTION OF TRULY CHANGING THIS ABSOLUTELY STUPID POLICY.  IF THEY DID, IT WOULD BE DONE.  IT'S BEEN YEARS.  THE ONLY THING THAT HAS HAPPENED IS TONS OF SMILEY FACE TYPE POSTS AND A PREMIUM APP THAT OUR KIDS AND EMPLOYEES UNINSTALL.  THANKS GUYS FOR PROTECTING ME AND OUR BUSINESS FROM OURSELVES.  YOUR PROTECTION HAS HAMPERED MY ABILITY TO PARENT AND ENHANCED MY STAFF'S ABILITY TO TEXT DURING TIMES WHEN THEY SHOULD BE ON DUTY AND ATTENTIVE TO TASKS.

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF FILANDERING SPOUSES WHO WANT TO ENSURE TEXT MESSAGE HISTORY REMAIN INACCESSIBLE TO THOSE WITH A LEGAL RIGHT....YES, INACCESSIBLE.  SPRINT HAS SO MANY HOOPS IN PLACE THAT IT IS ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE TO OBTAIN RECORDS TIMELY.  OH...AND THANKS FOR ASSISTING MY CHILDREN TO TEXT IN SCHOOL AND AT 2 AM.  THANKS FOR ALLOWING MY EMPLOYEES TO ROB TIME THAT I PAY FOR....THANKS FOR TAKING SO MUCH OF MY TIME FROM MY LIFE.  I ACTUALLY LOVED SPRINT SERVICE AND WANTED TO STAY AND WAS A BELIEVER THAT SPRINT WOULD LISTEN

WAKE UP EVERYONE...THEY WONT, THEY HAVEN'T IN ALL THESE YEARS.  SPRINT DOESN'T CARE.  IT'S THEIR POLICY. 

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Journeyman

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I've been using WhereGuard.  It is a similar app but has some additional features (like alerts, maps, etc.) and is currently free (while in Beta). (whereguard.com)

Journeyman

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ridiculous. i can't track text messages for my own phone? "hello, verizon? yes, i'd like to switch..."

Journeyman

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Lisa,

Apologies for the delay in response and I'm sorry to say, that at present, the ability to review text message content is not available through sprint.com (or to have it emailed) and I unfortunately do not have an estimated timeframe of if/when it might be an option. I can see your point about the privacy concern of making available the text message content for lines on your own account, and I will forward your communication to make aware that we do have customers that want to view this information online for, in your example, child safety montoring. Of course you can also send such correspondence to sprintcares@sprint.com. Thank you.