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World’s first SMS text message sent 25 years ago

The first-ever SMS was sent on December 3rd, 1992 for Vodafone by a 22-year-old engineer named Neil Papworth. Interestingly, the first SMS was sent from a computer, and said “Merry Christmas.”  SMS-capable phones were only just available in 1993, but as mobile phones became more popular, texting skyrocketed. In 1993, Nokia introduced an SMS feature with a distinctive ‘beep’ to signal an…

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