Sent on December 3, 1992, the first text went from a PC to a mobile device over Vodafone's U.K. network and expressed the simple message "Merry Christmas." Makkonen had initially suggested the idea back in 1984 at a telecommunications conference, according to the BBC. Yet SMS didn't come to life until engineers incorporated it as part of their work on the then-budding GSM standard.
In spite of the text's 20th birthday, Makkonen feels the technology actually was launched in 1994 when Nokia unveiled its 2010 mobile phone, the first device that let people easily write messages.
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