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#923250 - 11/08/13 09:34 AM Is this SMS??
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I looked up SMS - Short Message Service in Wikipedia and frankly got confused so here's my question:

When you see "text abcd to 66687" is this SMS?

If not, what is that called and also then what is SMS (in simple terms please)?

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#923261 - 11/08/13 10:11 AM Re: Is this SMS?? [Re: LadyLinda]
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LadyLinda, I'm confused too.....but then I'm still struggling with what's bigger...mega or kilo bytes wave
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#923270 - 11/08/13 10:47 AM Re: Is this SMS?? [Re: LadyLinda]
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Just replace the word SMS with text message.

All it means is a message sent from cell phone to cell phone, in other words, a text message.

L4L, Kilo = thousand Mega = millions. smile
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#923280 - 11/08/13 11:40 AM Re: Is this SMS?? [Re: LadyLinda]
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But it's not JUST a text message.

Text messages between cell phones are sent to a phone number with 11 digits.

In order to send a text message to a "shortened" number, your service provider has to support it.
It is this service that I was looking for a name.

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#923284 - 11/08/13 11:54 AM Re: Is this SMS?? [Re: LadyLinda]
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Yes, that is SMS.

Most if not all providers will allow this now. If your phone does not, you can usually either change a setting on your phone to accept it or call your provider to activate.
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#923286 - 11/08/13 11:56 AM Re: Is this SMS?? [Re: LadyLinda]
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Maybe this is the info you're looking for, LadyLinda.
Hope so.

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#923288 - 11/08/13 12:07 PM Re: Is this SMS?? [Re: LadyLinda]
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Thanks for the responses and the information.

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