H-BDAY text message

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 3 at 3:37 PM

O-M-G did you know the first text message was sent 20 years ago today?

On Dec. 3, 1992 British engineer Neil Papworth sent the first text message to a mobile phone.

He typed the words "Merry Christmas" on his computer and sent it to his friend's Orbitel 901 mobile.

According to Forrester Research six billion text messages are sent in the United States every day.

And 75 percent of U.S teens text, sending an average of 60 messages every day.

 

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