SMS stands for short message service. It is a way of communication by which we can exchange text messages through mobile phones. You can use various devices for sending Sms such as mobile phones, smartphones, computers, handheld devices, etc. Sms services are offered by all telecommunication services providers such as BSNL, Airtel, Jio, Vodafone, etc.
SMS Full Form
Sms has over 3.5 billion active users and with this, it has become the widely used data application. In the initial times of its launch, it was designed only for GSM, but now it is available on mobile phones with CDMA also.
The length of an Sms goes up to 160 alphanumeric 7 bits character and in the case of 5-bits mode, Sms supports 224 characters.
History of SMS
Sms came into existence in the early 1980s in the Franco-German GSM cooperation. In the year 1984, it was developed by Friedhelm Hillebrand and Bernard Ghillebiert. Later on, the CEPT group GSM introduced a plan of exchanging text messages between mobile devices via message handling systems.