The SMS Message Is Nineteen Years Old

It does not seem possible, but the first SMS message was sent on the 3rd December 1992 between Neil Papworth and Richard Jarvis, it was sent from a computer to a phone with the message “Merry Christmas!”

A year later Nokia produced the first phone capable of allowing users to send text messages to each other, in 1995 US users were only sending 0.4 text messages per month, but this year on average US users sent 357 messages a month.

In this info graphic by Tatango shows how the text has grown from almost nothing to a business worth almost $600 billion a year and it is still growing!

Source [Damn Cool Pictures]