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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Now, users can send through the Alexa messaging platform if the contact also has an Alexa device, or to the person's smartphone as an SMS message.
London, December 2 ( ANI ): The SMS message, which over the past two decades has done everything from sealing multinational deals to shattering lovelorn hearts, - is, for the first time in its history, on the decline, it has been revealed.
The choice of vendors to send an SMS message to is based on either cost of the vendor route, margin the system owner generates on a particular message, two parameters of success rate of a route (one of them is based on the ability of the vendor to accept an SMS message for delivery, the other one is based on the end user level delivery reports).
As a result, sending an email to a cell phone number, and letting the providers deliver it as an SMS message to the customer, was standard practice.
lt;p>A mobile user sends an SMS message with his current location (address) to his bank.
Users with custom messaging display apps usually have the option to lock SMS message threads and back up existing messages, protecting them from being overwritten once the old messages have been retrieved.
STC subscribers can send an SMS message containing the number 9988 to the number 902.
TextMagic, a provider of commercial SMS services, has selected TynTec as the carrier for its SMS message services.
A student in Singapore has beaten the Guinness World Record for the shortest time required to type an SMS message of 160 characters, in a competition organised by Singapore Telecommunications.
Send Short Message Service (SMS) Messages - send a one-way SMS message to any mobile phone number in the world by selecting a SkypeOut contact, entering a mobile phone number or selecting a Skype contact's mobile phone number in their profile.
The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint about an unsolicited SMS message sent to a man in the UK.
PIN to PIN and SMS message audit logs - provides an optional setting that enables compliance with corporate or government regulations