Text message celebrates 20th anniversary

Text message celebrates 20th anniversary

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Text message celebrates 20th anniversary

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by KGW Staff

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Posted on December 6, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Twenty years ago this week, the very first text message was sent to a telephone.

On Dec. 3, 1992, British engineer Neil Papworth transmitted the greeting from his work computer in Newbury, Berkshire the mobile phone of Vodafone executive Richard Jarvis.

The greeting simply said: Merry Christmas.

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