This was part of ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) and since GSM (Groupe Spécial Mobile) is based on this, made its way to the mobile phone.
Sitting at a typewriter at home, Hillebrand typed out random sentences and counted every letter, number, punctuation, and space.
Almost every time, the messages contained fewer than 160 characters, thus giving the basis for the limit one could type via text messaging.
it is a "state" with a 160 character data, coded in the ITU-T "T.56" text format, that has "sequence lead in" to determine different language codes, and can have special character codes that allows (for example) sending simple graphs as text.
It may simply be referred to as a text in North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines, an SMS in most of mainland Europe, or an MMS or SMS in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
The sender of a text message is commonly referred to as a texter.
Text messages can be used to interact with automated systems, for example, to order products or services, or to participate in contests.
Advertisers and service providers use direct text marketing to message mobile phone users about promotions, payment due dates, and other notifications instead of using postal mail, e-mail, or voicemail.
Text messaging, or texting, is the act of composing and sending electronic messages between two or more mobile phones, or fixed or portable devices over a phone network.
The term originally referred to messages sent using the Short Message Service (SMS).