History of textmessaging

  • first SMS sent

    The first short message service was sent by a 22 year old test engineer for the Sema Group. The message was Merry Christmas.
  • 0.4 text messages

    Customers in 1995 sending on average only 0.4 messages per GSM customer per month.[
  • 35 users

    The end of 2000, the average number of messages per user reached 35.
  • Messaging today

    Today text messaging is the most widely used mobile data service, with 74% of all mobile phone users worldwide or 2.4 billion out of 3.3 billion phone subscribers at end of 2007 being active users of the Short Message Service.
  • Other countries today

    Finland, Sweden and Norway, over 85% of the population use SMS