Monday, February 18, 2008

Funny SMS

This interesting article addresses some of the key issues regarding SMS. A careful reading of this material could make a big difference in how you think about SMS.

The more authentic information about SMS you know, the more likely people are to consider you a SMS expert. Read on for even more SMS facts that you can share.

One of the most potent Features of Mobile Phones, the SMS is an integral part of communication. One of the most popular and fast mediums of establishing a contact or mediating an important information, the Short Message Service or more popularly termed SMS. SMS is both common and very well known among the young as well as the adults. In the most colloquial term, SMS often refers to text messaging and sending short messages to and from mobile phones. In the stricter technical terms, SMS actually implies a GSM technology by which a message of up to 160 characters can be sent.

Although most SMS messages are mobile-to-mobile text messages, the standard ones support other types of broadcast messaging as well. Apart from the GSM mobile handsets SMS is supported in other technologies as well. An important value added service provided by the Mobile service providers, to their customers was the idea of adding text messaging or SMS. The addition of text messages or SMS to the services of mobile users started mainly from the early 1980s. SMS was thought of as a means which provides alerts to the individual mobile user like that of a deposited voice mail. But others had more sophisticated applications in their minds, such as telemetry.

The fastest and cheapest way to communicate, the SMS is mediated from the Message Delivery Center of the service provider. However, not all text messaging systems use SMS, there are some notable alternate implementations too which include J-Phone's SkyMail and NTT Docomo's Short Mail, both rampant in Japan.

One of the fastest growing industries within the fold of the Mobile Industry, the SMS industry is worth almost 80 billion dollars across the globe. A model adopted by industries like banking and finance, entertainment etc all service providers across the globe reap golden harvest out of the SMS services.

The day will come when you can use something you read about here to have a beneficial impact. Then you'll be glad you took the time to learn more about SMS.

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