I would be glad to go over your text message question. Its very important to me to reference some older texts when making newer ones. When you get a different android device the device uses your Gmail address to back up your contacts and paid applications. Your pictures and videos are stored on the SD card. The device doesn't back up Text messages However are several applications in the marketplace that back up your text messages. You can also see the numbers and times that the device Text on verizonwireless.com under My Verizon But not the body of the text message.