I am hoping to recover a few SMS messages (June 2017) from a now inactive Moto G (1st gen) phone, with broken screen.
In August 2017, I purchased a new Moto E (4th gen) and activated it. (Both phones and accounts were Republic Wireless).
I am trying to retrieve half dozen or so SMS messages for a legal matter.
For unrelated reasons, I am no longer using Republic Wireless at all and the phone number is with another provider.
Am I out of luck? Are SMS messages stored on someone’s servers, besides NSA?
Thanks for any thoughts.