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When was text messaging invented?

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The Idea of text messaging appeared as early as 1984 but the definition of a standard took until 1989. The first text message with the text "Merry Christmas" was sent at December the third, 1992.

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The first text message was sent in 1992 from Neil Papworth, a former developer at Sema Group Telecoms. Papworth's text - "Merry Christmas" - was successfully sent to Richard Jarvis at Vodafone.

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