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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "text message"?

The term "text message" is used to refer to messages sent using the SMS service. Users in North America and the UK typically refer to SMS messages as text messages, and the act of sending a text message to somebody as texting, whereas the rest of the world tends to use "SMS message" and similar terms.

Also known as: "texting"

See Also: SMS

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