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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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And there's so much more - the chance to have your say, a Young Scot txt message service, fantastic competitions and bags of stuff to do and see.
TXT MESSAGE My hubby says he doesn't want 2 see me give birth.
"Not possible," muttered our son, taking a brief break from his latest txt message marathon, "there weren't a single real piece of fruit in it."
If I had a mobile phone, he'd communicate with me solely through txt messages, also.
Half way through today the Moon moves into a chatty area and soon the phone will be buzzing with calls or txt messages setting-up events for later on or the weekend.
Talking about going out in a group can soon see the txt messages flying and spirits can be high.
Abbreviating txt messages is ok but some of the spelling is bad eg: woundnt?