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What is the difference between a text message and a SMS message?
Short Message Service (SMS) & Text Messaging (Texting) are the same thing. It is a means of sending short messages to and from mobile phones. SMS was originally defined as part of the GSM series of standards in 1985 as a means of sending messages of up to 160 characters, to and from GSM mobile handsets.
What SMS means?
Short Message Service
SMS stands for Short Message Service and is commonly known as texting. It’s a way to send text-only messages of up to 160 characters between phones.
What does SMS mean on your phone?
For a start – SMS stands for short messaging service. It’s a protocol used for sending short messages over wireless networks. Unlike many services in use today, such as MMS and other data-driven instant messaging services, SMS still works on the fundamental voice rather than the data part of the wireless network.
Do I get charged for SMS messages?
SMS fees are pure profit for the cellular carriers. They’re basically free for carriers to send, but they can often cost ten cents or more per message. It costs more to send a text message on Earth than it does to transmit data from Mars.
What is SMS in Facebook settings?
Facebook notifies you via SMS when changes occur to your profile. SMS, or short message service, is often referred to as “text messaging.” When it comes to your Facebook account, SMS is used to get notification alerts when a new action has taken place on your profile.
How do SMS send?
When you send an SMS message, the message gets transmitted from the sending device to the nearest cell tower. That cell tower passes the message to an SMS center (SMSC). Then the SMSC forwards the SMS message to a cell tower near the receiving device. Lastly, that tower sends the message to the recipient’s device.
What happens if I turn off SMS on iPhone?
When you disable SMS, the iMessage system automatically takes over, and sends and receives messages using your cellular or Wi-Fi data connection. To ensure you don’t receive any text messages through SMS, you can also disable your cellular data connection to force your iPhone to use an available Wi-Fi network.
Should I use SMS or MMS?
Informational messages are also better sent via SMS because the text should be all you need, though if you have a promotional offer it may be better to consider an MMS message. MMS messages are also better for lengthy messages as you won’t be able to send more than 160 characters in an SMS.