Text Message Information
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- How to send a "Text Message"
- What is SMS?
- Is text messaging the same as email?
- Who can I send an SMS or text messages to?
- What kind of phone do I need to send SMS or text messages?
- How does SMS or text messaging work?
Text messaging is a way to communicate on your mobile phone by sending and receiving plain text messages. Other terms for text messaging include SMS (which stands for Short Message Service), texting, mobile messaging, wireless messaging, and short mail.
To determine if you can send text messages, the best thing to do is contact your wireless service provider or reference your mobile phone's manual. The text messaging service is typically found on your mobile phone menu under 'Messages'. After selecting 'Messages', you have an option to 'Send' or 'Create' a message. This is typically how you would begin the process of sending a text message. The type of message you would create or send is called a 'short message', 'text message', or 'message'.
SMS stands for 'Short Message Service' and is a way to communicate on your mobile phone by sending and receiving plain text messages. Other terms for SMS include text messaging, texting, mobile messaging, wireless messaging and short mail.
Technically, they are not the same. However, they are very similar, and many mobile devices can send and receive both.
In the U.S., you can send an SMS or text message to any other mobile phone user by addressing the message to their mobile phone number. Additionally, you can send messages to participate in polls, voting, games and a variety of other exciting mobile applications by addressing your SMS or text message to a short code. Look for short codes on product packaging and in TV and print advertising.
CellSigns short code is 79274.
Nearly every new mobile phone allows you to send and receive SMS or text messages, and this information will be presented to you as part of the phone's capabilities when you make your purchase. For older phones, it is best to contact your wireless service provider if you are not sure, and they can either explain how to send and read messages or provide you with details on upgrading to a phone with these capabilities.
SMS or text messaging is a text-only message delivery system on mobile phone networks. As a complement to voice calls, text messages travel through the wireless service provider's network, routed and delivered much like a voice call. The messaging server for SMS or text messaging routes all messages to the appropriate mobile phone or application based on the number in the destination address. CellSigns takes care of all that behind the scenes.