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SMS Text Messaging Turns 20

sms TEXT MESSAGING TURNS 20 20 FACTS TO CELEBRATE THE 20TH BIRTHDAY OF SMS! FIRST SMS MESSAGE: MERRY CHRISTMASI In 1992, the message was sent from a PC to GSM network phone MERRY CHRITSTMASI The message read, "MERRY CHRISTMAS The United Kingdom is the official birthplace of texting sms SMS The Philippines is the most text-crazy nation in the world SMS (SMS SMS SMS SMS SMS SSMS SMS SA 4BILLTON 2/3 of the world population SMS is the most widely used data application in the entire world %24 Matti Makkonen, the father of SMS, didn't seek a patent. He didn't believe he'd made a "patentable İnnovation." He hasn't made a dollar off his invention. 8.5 TRILLION 4min Vs. 48hrs text messages sent in 2012 Text messages are read within 4 minutes, compared to 48 hours for email 90 secs The average person responds sms to a text message in 90 secs, 90 min compared to 90 mins for an email email American females text 73% 30% people text every day more than males Majority have their mobile phones within arm's reach 24/7 It's legal to divorce in Malaysia via a text message MOBILE COUPONS receive 10 times higher redemption rates than print coupons SMS technology inspired TWITTER, which uses a 140-character limit •000 26% of mobile marketing budgets are growing per year $70 billion on Businesses will spend SMS alerts by 2016 21.1% - 24.1% of clothing and footwear sales will be influenced by Mobile technology in 2016 29.4 - 33.7% of electronics and appliances sales will be influenced by mobile technology in 2016 18.7 - 23% of food and beverage sales will be influenced by mobile technology in 2016 Brought to you by STRIKEIRON www.strikeiron.com info@strikeiron.com 1.866.562.3920 SMS SMS SMS SMS

SMS Text Messaging Turns 20

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SMS Text Messaging Turns 20. 20 facts to celebrate the 20th birthday of SMS. Learn more.

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