Education and Technology

1st text message to a mobile phone is sent, December 3, 1992

Education and Technology

1st text message to a mobile phone is sent, December 3, 1992

Neil Papworth, a 22-year-old test engineer for Sema Group (now Airwide Solutions), sent the first text message to a mobile phone on December 3, 1992. It was from his personal computer to the Vodafone network to the phone of Richard Jarvis. The text message read “Merry Christmas” (note, the message wasn’t abbreviated as it would most likely be now, more than 25 years after this first text).

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