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Text messaging or texting refers to the exchange of brief written messages between fixed-line phone or mobile phone and fixed or portable devices over a network. While the original term (see below) was derived from referring to messages sent using the Short Message Service (SMS) originated from Radio Telegraphy, it has since been extended to include messages containing image, video, and sound content (known as MMS messages). The sender of a text message is known as a texter, while the service itself has different colloquialisms depending on the region: it may simply be referred to as a text in North America, India, Australia, the Philippines and the United Kingdom, an SMS in most of Europe, and a TMS or SMS in the Middle East and Asia.

Text messages can be used to interact with automated systems, such as ordering products and services for mobile phones, or participating in contests. Advertisers and service providers use texts to notify mobile phone users about promotions, payment due dates and other notifications that can usually be sent by post, e-mail or voicemail.

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  • Primary texting bans associated with lower traffic fatalities, study finds
    States that allow officers to pull over a driver for texting while driving saw fewer deaths than those that use secondary enforcement of texting bans. Some states have banned all drivers from texting while driving, while others have banned only young drivers. Also, some states' texting bans entail secondary enforcement, meaning an officer must have another rea Read more on this news related to 'Texting'
  • Texting bans related to lower traffic fatalities
    A recent study showed reduction in traffic fatalities to be significantly associated with texting bans. Read more on this news related to 'Texting'
  • Texting and Driving Awareness Rally coming Sunday
    This Sunday from 7-9 p.m., the front of the Cullman County Courthouse will be the site of a rally to prevent texting and driving in memory of the late Vinemont postmaster Jay Kendall. Read more on this news related to 'Texting'

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