Happy 19th birthday, text messaging!

December 6, 2011 Industry News

This month marks the 19th birthday of the oh-so-popular SMS text message. According to Wikipedia, the first SMS text message was sent on December 3, 1992 from a man using a personal computer to a man using an Orbitel 901 handset on the Vodafone GSM network. The content of the message was, “Merry Christmas”.

Since then, SMS text messaging has certainly come a long way! Happy birthday text message, may you continue to connect us to one another, 160 characters at a time.

History of Text Messaging Timeline