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The first SMS was sent as a Christmas greeting on December 3, 1992. Now we send 8 trillion text messages a year.

Neil Papworth, a software programmer from Reading, UK sent the first SMS (text message) in 1992.

“Since mobile phones didn’t yet have keyboards, I typed the message out on a PC. It read ‘Merry Christmas’ and I sent it to Richard Jarvis of Vodafone, who was enjoying his office Christmas party at the time,” said Papworth. Read More

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