short message service


: a technology for sending short text messages between mobile phones : sms
Short message service (SMS or text messaging) is doing especially well and is expected to be a bigger business than consumer messaging by 2006, Patterson says.Otis Port

Examples of short message service in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For years, the mobile phone industry has been moving from short message service, also known as SMS, to something called RCS, a new messaging standard that Google and other companies have already adopted. Bobby Allyn, NPR, 28 Mar. 2024 And on this day in history, Dec. 3, 1992, the first SMS (short message service) text message was sent from a computer in the United Kingdom. Brittany Kasko, Fox News, 3 Dec. 2023 For example, in September the company discovered new malware dubbed TangleBot targeting Android devices in the United States and Canada that spreads through SMS (short message service) texts. IEEE Spectrum, 21 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1991, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of short message service was in 1991

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“Short message service.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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