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(Short Message Service)

SMS is a feature available with practically all modern mobile phones that allow users to send and receive short text messages.

Basic SMS messages are addressed directly to a mobile phone number. Most U.S. carriers now allow sending to mobile phone numbers of other carriers. Most phones and carriers also support sending SMS from a phone directly to an email address.

Newer variants of SMS include Long (Concatenated) SMS, and EMS.

See: Text Messaging

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