SMS stands for "short message service," which is used to send text messages between cellphones. Individual messages can only display up to 160 characters, although most messaging programs can split long messages into multiple shorter ones.Know More
Although SMS service was initially only available with GSM cellphone service, its burgeoning popularity led CDMA-based providers to offer support as well. SMS support was originally provided on a different data stream than Internet access due to bandwidth limitations.
Text messaging has become a common form of communication. A 2013 survey conducted by the Pew Research Center revealed that of the 91 percent of American adults who own a cellphone, 81 percent sent and received text messages.Learn more about Mobile
AT&T and Verizon customers are able to view their text messages online, but T-Mobile customers are not. According to AT&T, the AT&T Messages application must be installed in order to view text and picture messages from a computer.Full Answer >
With a court order or subpoena police can access an individuals' text messages that are at least 180 days old from the cell provider, states ProPublica. American citizens typically cannot be wire tapped by the authorities without a warrant from a judge.Full Answer >
When you block a phone number from calling you or sending you text messages, the sender does not receive notification that you blocked them. The sender can continue to text and call you; you just stop receiving the messages and phone calls.Full Answer >
Yes, there are several methods of viewing text messages online. Some services offer text message forwarding to an email or messenger account, while others require logging in to an online cellular carrier account.Full Answer >