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.
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.