Short message service

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Short Message Service definition

(SMS) A message service offered by the GSM digital cellular telephone system.
Using SMS, a short alphanumeric message (160 alphanumeric characters) can be sent to a mobile phone to be displayed there, much like in an alphanumeric pager system. The message is buffered by the GSM network until the phone becomes active.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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