Education and Technology

A Brief History of Text Messaging

Education and Technology

A Brief History of Text Messaging

Texting, or SMS (short message service) is a method of communication that sends text between cellphones — or from a PC or handheld to a cell phone. The "short" part comes from the maximum size of the text messages: 160 characters (letters, numbers or symbols in the Latin alphabet). The SMS concept was developed in the Franco-German GSM cooperation in 1984 by Friedhelm Hillebrand and Bernard Ghillebaert.

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