Monday, December 03, 2012
1st Text Message sent Dec. 3, 1992
words were "Merry Christmas".
Clearly, that one message was the start of something big. The CTIA wireless trade group estimated in June that, in the U.S. alone, cell phone users sent more than 184.3 billion text messages. It has become such a dominant way of communicating that voice calls on mobile phones are in decline.