Q:

What does "SMS messaging" stand for?

A:

In the phrase "SMS messaging," "SMS" stands for "short message service." SMS is a means of sending text between mobile phones, and it can also be used to send text from a computer or tablet to a mobile phone. Only 160 characters are allowed in an SMS message.

Many cell phones also allow MMS messages, which permits longer strings of content and allows for the sending of pictures. SMS messages are not sent along the voice channels that allow for phone calls. Instead, they use the control channel which allows a mobile phone to contact the local cell phone tower. This channel is also used to send a ringtone to a phone.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    What is an MMS message?

    A:

    An MMS message is a multimedia messaging service that allows users to extend text messages to lengths longer than the 160-character limit set for SMS, or short message service, texts. MMS is also used to send pictures, videos, audio clips and rich text between cellphones.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What does "SMS" mean?

    A:

    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.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are SMS gateways?

    A:

    SMS, or Short Message Service, gateways allow computers to send and receive SMS messages, also known as text messages, over a telecommunications network. These messages are often routed to mobile devices and/or sent via email.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the best website to send SMS to someone in India?

    A:

    According to Tech Twisted, the best website to send SMS to anyone in India is 160by2.com, which has more than a million users. It was started in 2007 and, as of 2014, its user base is growing rapidly. The SMS must be 80 characters or less.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore