With easy access to the mobile phones, text messaging has become more popular among the teenagers and young adults. Many mobile networks to sustain the stiff competition from there competitors have started offering text messaging service at low cost and a few networks are offering it for free through some special top-ups.
Short Message Service (SMS) is an abbreviation that is used for referring a message sent over a specific network. The infographic depicts that the first ever text was sent by Neil Papworth on December 3, 1992 and he was software engineer by profession.
In 1994, Radiolinja became the first mobile network to provide commercial person- to-person text messaging service and in the year 1996, Omnipoint communication has offered the text messaging service for the first time in America.
Few surprising statistics about SMS:
In June 2006, over 12.5 billion text messages were sent every month and the number has increased to 75 billion by the end of 2008.
In America, more than 50% of teens send at least 50 messages per day.
According to CTIA, the number of text messages sent has increased by 3% from the July 2010 – June 2012.
There are few chat acronyms like btw, thx, gr8, pov, rt, wtf, wywh, 2nite etc which the texting process more easier for the people around the world.