Texting

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Texting Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Texting Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


An SMS, or short messaging service is a type of communication used in mobile phones. They are more commonly called 'text messages'. With SMS, someone can send text to another person.

SMS can be slow, as normal calls take priority over sending text messages on a network (which mean that they come first). There is also a limit of 160 characters that a text message can send. Longer messages than this will be sent as multiple messages, where the sender has to pay for each individual message.

Text messages are often sent between phone users when an actual phone call is not wanted or needed. For example, they may be used in a situation where silence is needed, or to send something private that one person does not want people near them to hear. Message price depends on the phone network of the user. Some mobile phone plans allow for unlimited texting.



Texting Sample Sentences in News


  • Docs urge action to stop young drivers’ texting
    By Janice Neumann NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Texting while driving could be contributing to thousands of car crashes, especially among teens, and the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) wants policy makers, doctors and parents to do something about it. Texting by novice drivers raises the chances of an accident almost four-fold, the authors of a new po Read more on this news related to 'Texting'
  • Province increasing fines for texting, cellphone use while driving
    PICTOU – The province will try to get distracted drivers to pay attention by hitting their wallets. Read more on this news related to 'Texting'
  • Texting while driving laws could get tougher
    Texting while driving has become the leading cause of traffic deaths in the United States, claiming an estimated 3,000 lives each year and causing 300,000 injuries. Read more on this news related to 'Texting'

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