Question: What is the difference between SMS and text message?

Short Message Service (SMS) & Text Messaging (Texting) are the same thing. It is a means of sending short messages to and from mobile phones. Most SMS messages are mobile-to-mobile text messages, though the standard supports other types of broadcast messaging as well.

Is a SMS a text message?

SMS stands for Short Message Service and is commonly known as texting. Its a way to send text-only messages of up to 160 characters between phones.

How do I SMS a text message?

Send & receive text messages in MessagesOpen the Messages app .Tap Compose .In To, enter the names, phone numbers, or email addresses that youd like to message. You can also pick from your top contacts or your whole contact list.

What does via SMS mean?

Stands for Short Message Service. SMS is used to send text messages to mobile phones. Fortunately, text messages sent via SMS do not require the recipients phone to be on in order for the message to be successfully transmitted.

How much does it cost to send a text message?

While there are websites and apps that allow users to send text messages free of charge, sending and receiving messages via a cell phone usually costs extra. Typical costs: Cell phone users typically charged $0.10-$0.30 per text for plans that do not include unlimited texts.

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