Interesting SMS Facts You Need To Know
- Texting or SMS is more than 20 years old this year. Yes! SMS (Short Messaging Service), which we usually use to convey our LOLs and ,OMGs is older than Justin Bieber.
- The first SMS sent was “MERRY CHRISTMAS”, an entire mobile phone network had to be built to enable mobile calling, as well as SMS services.
- The record of the fastest text message on a touchscreen phone is 25.94 seconds.
- A researcher determined that the average sentence contained 160 characters: this is why a SMS has a 160-character limit.
- Text messaging is the last resort for crisis communications: they don’t rely on voice channels for transmission.
- Twitter was inspired by SMS. (Incredible, right?)
- Initially, text messaging was built for companies who wanted to send internal messages, but it didn’t work.
- It’s Neil Papworth of Sema Group who sent the first SMS message over in the United Kingdom on 3 December 1992.
- 90% of text messages are read within 3 minutes of their delivery.
SMS is still very much relevant and part of our daily life. Irrespective of social media platforms such as Blackberry Messenger, Facebook and Twitter, and video messaging services like Skype. SMS has endured through for more than two decades.
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