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SMS turns 20

Posted by: 4bc.com.au | 3 December, 2012 - 9:02 AM
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4BC Breakfast: It's 20 years since the world's first SMS was sent - and it said simply "Merry Christmas". The man who sent it was British engineer Neil Papworth. He tells Peter and Mary from 4BC Breakfast about the historic moment.

Blog comments Your Say

  • Who would have guessed that it has been 20 years since SMS first started. Well congratulations to SMS and I can't wait for its future.

    intxt Tuesday 19 March, 2013 - 7:39 PM
  • What's an SMS?
    Is it a selfish SOS.
    I like replying to text messages with CB slang.
    It confuses the hell out of the young ones.
    Thats a big 10-4 good buddy.
    Catch you on the flipside.
    Keep your shiny side up and your sticky side down.
    Anyway I gotta go 10-200.

    Rich Tuesday 4 December, 2012 - 12:28 PM
  • I was sending SOS way before that and telegrams and letters and....who cares!

    roger Monday 3 December, 2012 - 10:17 PM
  • I was sending and receiving SMS long before that

    Mark Meskell Monday 3 December, 2012 - 5:03 PM

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