136 – THIS was the first SMS ever sent in the world 30 years ago; Read interesting history of short messages


New Delhi: “Merry Christmas” was the world’s first text message sent 30 years ago in 1992. Sent on December 3, 1992, by Vodafone engineer Neil Papworth in Berkshire, England, to a mobile phone owned by Richard his Jarvis.

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Short Message Service (SMS) is a text-based communication method for easy communication between people through technologies such as mobile phones and computers. The concept of SMS was first created in 1984 by Friedhelm Hillerbrand and Bernard Gilbert in the German-French GSM cooperation. It is called short because it supports up to 160 characters, including letters, numbers, or symbols of the Latin alphabet, regardless of what technology is used.

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Mr. Jarvis has the latest phone on the market, the Orbitel 901, on which he received a “Merry Christmas” message. However, he did not reply to the message.

How does SMS technology work?

SMS technology converts the text into an electrical signal and sends it to the nearest tower. Then go to SMS Center. Then send to the nearest cell tower for the recipient. Finally, the tower sends the message to the recipient’s device.

What is Orbitel 901?

The Orbitel 901 was a state-of-the-art device at the time supporting advanced GSM technology and was a major breakthrough in the history of GSM networks. It was launched in 1992 by British phone manufacturer Orbitel, based in Basintoke, Hampshire.