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Does anyone know what is an SMS message? Well I would be surprised if they did not know it was! 20 years ago today that the first message was sent and the text was "Merry Christmas."
The first SMS - Short Message Service - was sent exactly 20 years ago, on December 3, 1992. The author has been Mr. Neil Papworth was working at the time the company Vodafone in the UK and was the first experience successfully sending a message using the new service that Vodafone UK had invented.
The message was sent via a laptop to Richard Jarvis, a director of Vodafone that I was in your mobile Orbitel 901. The text said "Merry Christmas"
This technology began to be more widely promoted and used in the Nordic countries (Sweden and Finland) and only later won / operators convinced the rest of the world.
Its cost, significantly lower than the cost of calls, contributed immensely to the success of this technology.