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Blog » SMS Turns 20!

Posted by on 3 December 2012 | 0 Comments

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The first SMS was sent in 1992 by Neil Papworth. He sent the message “Merry Christmas” from his personal computer to his friend Richard Jarvis' Orbitel 901 handset over the Vodafone GSM network.

The text message was first commercially deployed a year later, in 1993. Although it seemed like a slow start at first, SMS is now one of the most popular forms of communication.

Happy Birthday SMS!