I don't send text message on my phone or pay much attention to text messages that arrive on it. However, I'm curious about the current state of text message technology. I'd think there is a great demand for the ability to read phone text messages online. From glancing at this topic on the web, it seems that some phone companies make it difficult for people to read their text messages online. By contrast there are advertisements for programs that let you read your phone text message online -and also read text messages on other people's phones! What's the actual situation?