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.



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  • How to keep your teens from texting and driving
    15% of young drivers have seen their parents text and drive. If we want our kids to be safe drivers, we have to model the right behavior, parents say. Read more on this news related to 'Texting'
  • New apps help prevent distracted driving
    A deadly habit is on the rise. Texting and driving kills thousands of people in the United States every year. Read more on this news related to 'Texting'
  • Publicist: Bruce Jenner wasn't texting during fatal crash
    Bruce Jenner was not texting while driving when he got into a chain-reaction crash in Malibu that left a woman dead, a publicist for the Olympic gold medalist said Sunday. Jenner will provide his cellphone records if requested by investigators looking into the cause of the four-vehicle crash on Pacific Coast Highway, Alan Nierob said. Los Angeles County Sheriff Read more on this news related to 'Texting'

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