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text messaging

Sending a short typed message, typically no more than 160 characters, from one mobile phone user to another. All mobile platforms are supported. Also called "texting," text messaging is "instant messaging" via cellphone. The short message service is text only (see SMS), while the multimedia messaging service supports images and video (see MMS). Worldwide, millions of text messages are sent every minute. See text messaging vs. instant messaging, Twitter, textalyzer, LINE messaging system, Jott, chat, iMessage, sexting, smexting and instant messaging.
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Orange currently supports Gmail SMS Chat in Kenya, Senegal and Uganda, and under the latest agreement will shortly offer it in Cameroon, CE[sup.
The 3310 is basically just a few curves up from the very competent 3210 with an added three-way SMS chat feature, though whether that's worth a ha'penny remains to be seen.
Customers of Qtel Group companies in six different markets can now use the Gmail SMS Chat service, thanks to the strategic relationship between Google and the Qtel Group.
Gmail SMS Chat is designed to allow people to use Google's instant messaging service on standard 2G handsets and without data packages such as Edge or 3G.
Google and Orange, the mobile arm of France Telecom, announced a partnership to bring a service called Gmail SMS Chat to four additional countries in Africa (Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea Conakry, and Niger) and to launch it as a trial program in Egypt.
Batelco, the leading telecom services provider in Bahrain, has introduced SMS Chat which gives mobile customers the facility to engage in text 'conversation' with groups of selected people.
Michael Joersel, head of the clinic's Internet therapy centre, told the Jyllands-Posten newspaper that he expected the number of mobile phone SMS chat addicts seeking help to increase.