The SMS, otherwise known as Short Message Service, celebrates its 20th Anniversary.  SMS is the transmission of short text messages to and from mobile phone, fax machine, or IP address.

The history of the SMS follows a rich series of innovative communications advancements that were all important pieces of what we call the modern short messaging service.

Elements from morse code to the radio were essential in creating how we communicate today.  Here are some highlights from the history of the SMS.

The History Of The SMS

Source: Twilio