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Text Messaging Turns 20

This year marks two decades of sending text messages from our phones. More than two-thirds of the world’s population uses this technology.

SMS Beginnings

Short Message Service was discussed as early as 1982, and ten years later the first SMS-capable phones went on sale.

Messaging Builds Momentum

In 1993, Nokia released the first full line of SMS-capable phones, and by 2006 more than 200 million Christmas Day messages were sent in the UK alone.

The Business of Messaging

Today, messaging is a giant business that brings in 115 billion dollars worldwide each year.

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Host of GeekBeat.TV - Cali has been using new media and podcasts to talk about her passion - technology, gadgets and science - since 2005. Find out more about her at www.geekbeat.tv/about or on Cali's Google Profile.

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  1. kermit4u

    okay I finally found you again, you’re looking great as always and the show is still fun and informative.

    but I think you need to wear another kermit t frog shirt!