Originally Posted by drs23
Sure they can. What they can't do is determine exactly what the content of the transmitted message was.
Edit: I think. I'm not really sure exactly how it works but that's what my feeble mind came up with. :^0
FYI re. text message preservation on servers. Without a "stay" request:
T-Mobile ~48 hrs
ATT ~72 hrs
Verizon ~5 days
Sprint ~2 weeks