Short Message Service


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Short Message Service

(messaging)
(SMS) A message service offered by the GSM digital cellular telephone system.

Using SMS, a short alphanumeric message (160 alphanumeric characters) can be sent to a mobile phone to be displayed there, much like in an alphanumeric pager system. The message is buffered by the GSM network until the phone becomes active.
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One such tool, Short Message Service (SMS), or text messaging, is often overlooked but can provide significant benefits when used appropriately.
A cross-carrier mobile content service, it enables school officials to use short message service text messaging to communicate important news, updates, and reminders via students' mobile phones.
Keywords: Short Message Service, SMS, SMSC, Short Message Service Center, SMS Aggregator
This report is primarily targeted at mobile operators in order to provide some strategic views and observations on the possibilities available to them to interoperate between the existing Short Message Service and Instant Messaging.
However, while the volume of short message service (SMS) messages is expected to grow steadily, revenue from SMS is likely to peak in 2008 as increasing competition among operators drives down prices and, along with them, average revenue per user (ARPU) from messaging.
Malaysia's mobile users have also been enthusiastic in their adoption of Short Message Service (SMS), with the regulator reporting that Malaysians sent more than 9 billion SMS during 2005.
com), a leading provider of next generation converged services platforms and applications for communications networks, today announced that its Canvas(R) UMS, Unified Messaging System and Canvas(R) F-SMSC, Fixed-Line Short Message Service Center are commercially live in Turk Telekom, one of the largest fixed-line operators recently privatized and owned by Oger Telekom, a leading telecommunications, multimedia and information technology holding company based in Dubai.
amp; CHICAGO -- Tekelec (NASDAQ:TKLC), a leading developer of high-performance network applications for next-generation fixed, mobile and packet networks, today during GLOBALCOMM 2006 unveiled the TekMedia Short Message Service (SMS) Solution that enables operators to deliver advanced messaging capabilities without costly network overhaul.
Then the application sends a message using Short Message Service (SMS) to the consumer's cell phone with directed promotions and offers available specifically in that store.
LAS VEGAS -- INFONXX, the world's largest independent provider of directory assistance and enhanced information services, announced today at CTIA Wireless 2006 the availability of the enhanced TextDirect Suite featuring the industry's first 2-Way Short Message Service (SMS) directory assistance.
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Blue Wireless, which offers local and long distance cellphone service in Buffalo NY, Jamestown NY, Erie PA, Olean NY and Elmira NY, chose InterOP Technologies to handle its Short Message Service (SMS) capabilities.

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