8 trillion SMS (text messages) were sent last year by the 6 billion mobile-phone users all over the world!
The first SMS text message was sent in December 1992 by the British engineer Neil Papworth. He sent a “Merry Christmas” from his computer to Richard Jarvis of Vodafone. There was no reply option on Jarvis’ phone. Reply option came with Nokia’s first text-capable GSM handsets phone in 1993.
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