I actually have the opposite problem - I NEED to get to my old text messages. Sounds like there is a place where these are archived? Is that correct? How do I access them?
You will not be able to retrieve the content of a text message without a court order/warrant etc. You can however view the detail in respect to the date/time and number sent/received from. It's available online in your MyVerizon.
Your current bill cycle is available under MyUsage and historical text detail is under Bill Details on the MyBill tab.