GAMEBOOMERS provides you with all the latest PC adventure computer games information, forum, walkthroughs, reviews and news.
GB Reviews Latest & Upcoming Adventure Games GB Annual Game Lists GB Interviews

BAAGS

GB @ acebook

GB @ witter

About Us
Walkthroughs free games galore Independent Games World of Adventure Patches Game Publishers & Developers GameBoomers Store
Big Fish Games Homepage    
Topic Options
#923250 - 11/08/13 09:34 AM Is this SMS??
LadyLinda Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 11/16/99
Posts: 609
Loc: NYC, NY USA
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)?

Top
#923261 - 11/08/13 10:11 AM Re: Is this SMS?? [Re: LadyLinda]
looney4labs Offline
GB Reviewer Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 42282
Loc: Alabama
LadyLinda, I'm confused too.....but then I'm still struggling with what's bigger...mega or kilo bytes wave
_________________________
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
-Roger Caras

Top
#923270 - 11/08/13 10:47 AM Re: Is this SMS?? [Re: LadyLinda]
BrownEyedTigre Online   happy
The Sassy Global Moderator PR Liaison
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 64965
Loc: In the Naughty Corner
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
_________________________
Don't feed the Trolls

Top
#923280 - 11/08/13 11:40 AM Re: Is this SMS?? [Re: LadyLinda]
LadyLinda Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 11/16/99
Posts: 609
Loc: NYC, NY USA
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.

Top
#923284 - 11/08/13 11:54 AM Re: Is this SMS?? [Re: LadyLinda]
BrownEyedTigre Online   happy
The Sassy Global Moderator PR Liaison
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 64965
Loc: In the Naughty Corner
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.
_________________________
Don't feed the Trolls

Top
#923286 - 11/08/13 11:56 AM Re: Is this SMS?? [Re: LadyLinda]
traveler Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 01/14/10
Posts: 3269
Loc: Rivellon
Maybe this is the info you're looking for, LadyLinda.
Hope so.

Gil.
_________________________
"Best not to think about it. I don't want to fall to bits 'cos of excess existential thought."

Top
#923288 - 11/08/13 12:07 PM Re: Is this SMS?? [Re: LadyLinda]
LadyLinda Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 11/16/99
Posts: 609
Loc: NYC, NY USA
Thanks for the responses and the information.

Top

Moderator:  BrownEyedTigre, looney4labs 

Who's Online
Key: Admin Global Mod Mod Staff  )
14 registered (Marian, family, Mikael, BobH, oldbroad, BrownEyedTigre, Draclvr, Pokey, 2 invisible), 60 Guests and 15 Spiders online.
Newest Members
scarend, JALind, maggieann, charlene, mikcik
8522 Registered Users