Cortlandt Manor, NY
If all this is asked for the Government needs to pony up the funds to cover the provider expenses... Charge it back to convicted criminals if required but don't expect the law abiding citizen to be ok with additional burden...
Or simply institute an inquiry based charge model (similar to what exists for some type of records today) to allow the providers to fully recover the cost and ultimately recoup the costs from the criminals for whom these rules are being crafted...
I am addicted to speed --- Boost + speed that is ---
Princeton Junction, NJ
It's about 21 million texts per gigabyte. Which seems like a lot of text messages, but when you consider how many users there are, and how many texts are sent every month, the database will be measured in the hundreds of terabytes. It's going to take a lot of computing resources to maintain that database, plus they'd have to hire additional employees to deal with law enforcement access requests. The carriers could analyze the content of the texts and sell relevant advertising to monetize that database, but the backlash would be damaging for the company's image.