The First Text Message Was Sent 30 Years Ago Today
Remember when you had to make phone calls for the most minuscule thoughts. Text messaging forever changed the way we communicate. 30 years ago today, the very first SMS was sent. We take a look back at Vodafone’s write-up back in 2017.
In 1992, Neil Papworth, a 22-year-old software programmer from the UK, sent the first ever text message from a computer to his colleague Richard Jarvis.
Neil had been working as a developer and test engineer to create a Short Message Service (SMS) for his client, Vodafone. That very first text, sent on the 3rd December 1992, simply said, “Merry Christmas.”
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