Dec. 3. 1989: First SMS sent with the words "Merry Christmas"

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Monday, Dec 3 2012 by

Happy birthday SMS texting 20 years today.

SMS messaging was used for the first time on 3 December 1992, when Neil Papworth, a 22-year-old test engineer for Sema Group in the UK (now Airwide Solutions), used a personal computer to send the text message “Merry Christmas” via the Vodafone network to the phone of Richard Jarvis.

Woman on cell phone (StreetView)
Woman on cell phone