Text messages may be sent over a cellular network, or may also be sent via an Internet connection.The term originally referred to messages sent using the Short Message Service (SMS).
When Radiolinja's domestic competitor, Telecom Finland (now part of Telia Sonera) also launched SMS text messaging in 1995 and the two networks offered cross-network SMS functionality, Finland became the first nation where SMS text messaging was offered on a competitive as well as on a commercial basis.
GSM was allowed in the United States and the radio frequencies were blocked and awarded to US "Carriers" to use US technology.
The possibility of doing something is one thing, implementing it another, but systems existed from 1988 that sent SMS messages to mobile phones usually messaging from one mobile phone to another mobile phone.
Radiolinja became the first network to offer a commercial person-to-person SMS text messaging service in 1994.
It has grown beyond alphanumeric text to include multimedia messages (known as MMS) containing digital images, videos, and sound content, as well as ideograms known as emoji (happy faces ,sad faces ,and other icons).
As of 2017, text messages are used by youth and adults for personal, family and social purposes and in business.Friedhelm Hillebrand conceptualised SMS in 1984 while working for Deutsche Telekom.Sitting at a typewriter at home, Hillebrand typed out random sentences and counted every letter, number, punctuation, and space.American Personal Communications (APC), the first GSM carrier in America, provided the first text-messaging service in the United States.Sprint Telecommunications Venture, a partnership of Sprint Corp. made the initial phone-call to launch the network, calling Mayor Kurt Schmoke in Baltimore.Apply Now We have Adult Phone Operative vacancies for a bubbly and chatty applicants.