There are you can intercept text messages without. WhatsApp Messenger is a freeware and crossplatform messaging and Voice over IP (VoIP) service. Free version does exist, but it is limited to 6 phone calls, 15 Facebook records, 10 locations and 3 messages per a day.
Yes, you can read the deleted text messages of a target device. All you need to do is to install a message tracker app on your target phone. For instance, TheWiSpy SMS spying app lets you read all the sent and received text messages.