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SMS – the Short Text Messages

By Jack Samuls Subscribe to RSS | August 6th 2012 | Views:

With over 3.7 billion active users or more than 74% of all mobile phone subscribers, email text is becoming more and more popular day by day. On the Christmas day of 2006, over 205 million of SMS were sent in the United Kingdom alone. According to statistical studies, 193000 SMS are sent per second and the number is ever-growing. The figure themselves speak for how popular SMS is throughout the world.

SMS, the way it is used in modern handsets originated from radio telegraphy using standardized phone protocols. Subsequently, support for the service expanded to include other mobile technologies including satellite and landline networks. Most of the SMS messages are from mobile to mobile text messages. From email to text message, everything can be conveyed from the same medium which may be a PC or a mobile. With the advancement in science and technology we can convert email to SMS.

At initial stage, SMS was considered as a possible service for the new Digital cellular system. ?The first commercially sold SMS service was offered to the consumers only in the year 1993. Initial growth was quite ?Slow. The main factor for such slow growth rate was that the operators were slow in setting up charging system especially for the ?Prepaid customers. The SMS usually were allowed to be sent only to Customers using the same network. In a couple of years, the system ?improved enormously.? Now there are many websites that allow users to send SMS and that too without any charges. Just like sending an email through computer the user can Email Text Messages to the mobile phones.

For one single message normally there is a limitation of bytes. Larger content can be sent using multiple messages. Different type of service providers is there but basically all are working following the same pattern and technology. Charges vary and quality of service also varies. Whereas some send delivery reports to the sender of their own, some do not. They do so only after getting specific request.

Most of the commercial satellite phone networks support SMS. Satellite phone networks usually have web-based or email SMS portals. Using computer one can send free SMS. Not all is well; many improvements need to be done. SMS messages are generally treated as low priority traffic. Various studies have shown that up to 5% of the total number of messages is lost entirely even during normal operation condition. Many are delivered after a long time when their relevance has died out. The use of SMS for emergency notification purposes is not that useful as yet.

The technological advancement in the field of communication is rather incomparable with the advancement in any other field. The whole of communication system has developed far beyond imagination. With only a cell phone and that too of a very cheap price one can send SMS and reciprocally can receive email to text messages.

SMS using PC is also very popular as it is considered as user friendly by the computer literate people. At no additional cost one can send so many text messages. Not only for communication, have the businessmen reached out to the people by sending SMS. It may be said that SMS is the medium both for communication as well as business at a very low cost.

Jack Samuls - About Author:
Author is an experienced business writer, has been writing in the business world for a long time. The article tells about the features and usage of email sms, sms messages, email text, email to text message, email to sms.

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