‘Hpy B’day 2 u” – SMS texts turns 20 years

In Last 20years many changes are done in Technology and the way people live. But “Text Messaging” technology didn’t changed at all. On Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 there will bt the 20th Anniversary of the first SMS message.

According to Wikipedia, the first SMS message was sent over the Vodafone GSM network in UK on 3rd December from a man named as Neil Papworth using a PC to Richard Jarvis on Vodafone using an Orbitel 901 handset, and the Text message was “Merry Christmas”.

First  Text message was “Merry Christmas”.

  • Presently around 6 Billion SMS Messages Sent Each Day
  • 7.8 trillion SMS trillion messages were sent in 2011. SMS traffic is expected to reach 9.6 trillion in 2012.
  • By 2013 worldwide SMS revenue is forecast to break the USD 150 billion mark for the first time next, and will continue to grow for the next two years.
  • Portio says: “SMS is not dead. SMS is still the king and will remain so for some time to come”
  • Informa (May 2012): 5.9 trillion SMS messages were sent in 2011. SMS traffic is expected to reach 9.4 trillion messages by 2016.
  • However, Informa forecasts that SMS’s share of global mobile messaging traffic will fall from 64.1 percent in 2011, to 42.1 percent in 2016, as it loses share to mobile instant messaging (IM).

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