How can I get text messages from my cell phone onto my computer?

by on August 28, 2011

Q: I’m a bit of an information pack rat, and for the last few years I’ve typed up the majority of text messages I’ve sent and recieved in order to have a searchable, organizable history. This is relatively time consuming and greatly reduces the number of texts I send, because my phone frequently fills up faster than I can find the time to type them! So I am looking for a better solution. My phone is a Samsung T339 on T-Mobile. I have a microSD card for it, which seems to be able to move pictures from phone to computer, but not texts. Someone at Best Buy told me that if I got any smartphone I could download an app that would forward all incoming and outgoing texts to my email, even though I made it clear I am not yet in a position to pay for a data plan. So I got a refurbished Blackberry Flip 8220. But there doesn’t seem to be any way even with this to get the texts into any usable format on my computer without a data plan. No direct upload, still can’t save them to the microSD. I am willing to pay a reasonable price for software but am not looking for a service type setup.

One Response to “How can I get text messages from my cell phone onto my computer?”

    This application should be able to extract sms messages from your blackberry backup file: