SMS or text messaging is one of the most popular ways of communication amongst everyone around the globe. It has cemented itself into our lives in such a way that we can not imagine our life without it. It is the best way to stay in touch with our friends, family and all near and dear ones. It has become an integral and inevitable part of our lives. We use SMS to exchange information with our co-workers. We use them to send jokes to our friends. Lovers Use them to express their feelings of Love towards each other. We use them when we want to break up with our love. We use them to wish our near and dear ones on occasions like birthday, marriage or anniversary. Businesses use this technology for marketing purposes. On the whole, this technology has made communication much simpler then ever before.
Meaning and Short History
"Short Message Service (SMS) is the text communication service component of phone, web or mobile communication systems, using standardized communication protocols that allow the exchange of short text messages between fixed lines or mobile phone devices. SMS text messaging is the most widely used data application in the world, with 2.4 billion active users, or 74% of all mobile phone subscribers. he term SMS is used as a synonym for all types of short text messaging as well as the user activity itself in many parts of the world. The SMS concept was developed in the Franco-German GSM cooperation in 1984 by Friedhelm Hillebrand and Bernard Ghillebaert."(1)
"Neil Papworth of sema group first send a commercial short message on December 3 1992 from a personal computer to Richard Jarvis of Vodafone on the Vodafone GSM network in the United kingdom। Originally SMS was designed as a part of GSM, but today its available on a large scale of networks, also including 3G networks. However, SMS is not used by all text messaging systems, and some of the noted implementations of the concept include the J-Phone's SkyMail and NTT Docomo's Short Mail, both these in Japan. Messaging E-Mail from phones, has popularized by the NTT Docomo's i-mode and the RIM BlackBerry, SMTC over TCP/IP are standard mail products used typically."(2)
Types of SMS
Different people use text messaging for different purpose. Accordingly, there are different categories or types of Text Messages. We can the following in our day to day communication:
1. Entertainment SMS
Galiloeo:- Great Mind, Einstein:- Genius Mind,
Newton:- Extraordinary Mind Me:- Master Mind,
YOU:- Never Mind!
2. Patriotic SMS
आज शहीदों ने है तुमको, अहले वतन ललकारा।
तोडो गुलामी की जंजीरें, बरसाओ अंगारा।
हिन्दू-मुस्लिम-सिक्ख हमारा, भाई-भाई प्यारा।
यह है आजादी का झण्डा, इसे सलाम हमारा।
3. Positive Thinking SMS
A constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements.
-Orison Swett Marden
4. Friendship SMS
Dictionary is the only place where DEATH comes before LIFE,
WORK and DIVORCE before MARRIAGE,
the best part is FRIEND comes before LOVER..
5. Romantic SMS
Yaad Karne se Nahi Jatane Se Aati Hai...
Ruth Jane se nahi Manane se aati hai..
Aap bhale hi yaad na karo..
Lekin har yaad ek aas ki tarah simat jati hai...
Those we love never go away
they walk beside us everyday,
still Loved, still missed,& still Very Dear
6. Tragedy SMS
Another MOON ? ……….Possible
Another SUN ? …………..Possible
Another SKY ? …………….Possible
Another Friend Like U ? ………Impossible
‘coz GOD can’t make the same MISTAKE twice
7. Service SMS
Send Sms @ Just 5 Paise
1 Lac Sms@ 4 Ps, 10 Lac Sms @ 3 Ps NTC Sms @ 2 Paise
8. Literary SMS
I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one
door, I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door. Something terrific will
come no matter how dark the present.-Rabindranath Tagore
9. Comments SMS
A mobile is like women:-
Talks non-stop, Costs a fortune, Disturbs when you are busy
And when U need them urgently, they have no service.
10. Communication SMS
“Hey! How r u.”
11. Wishes SMS
“Happy Birthday Dear”
12. Adult SMS: Need not to mention much more about this category because everyone knows..
These are some example of SMS. It becomes a very part of our life. But if we use it in excess, we waist out time as well as another person become irrigate with it.So, when using this someone should know, how and when to use it.
Importance of SMS
For the Modern and younger generation as we are life is unimaginable if you don't have a Mobile phone. For them it is seems like an extension of their hands, a tool for saying so many things. SMS text messaging proved it self to be a big revenue earner for the telecom companies especially thanks to the TV channels. Every program always shows a short code as advertising for viewers to send sms messages with their complaint / feedback / opinions and polling etc. Marketing companies have used SMS so extensively that the courts stepped in to restrict the usage and this marketing technique is too much involved in daily life. Sending sms text messages is very convenient, this is very suitable way for sending payment intimations, payment reminders, SOS calls, greetings etc can be transmitted in this form. We can also Receipts of payments like utility bills, subscriptions, renewals etc can be sent by SMS messages.3 Text messaging is the most widely used data application on the planet. There are more than 270 million SMS text messaging users in the U.S. alone, who are potential target audiences for your SMS marketing campaigns.
1. SMS, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
2. SMS History, Vyom World.com
3. Zeeshan Yaqoob, Importance of Cell Phone SMS Messages