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Meaning of SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE

 
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(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.

 

 

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