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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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  • Girl texting while driving hits cyclist, says “I just don’t care”
    Texting while driving is so totally wrong. But according to 21-year-old Kimberly Davis, it’s totally not her fault. Davis, who according to phone records was texting with seven different people while driving her vehicle through Koroit, Australia, slammed into a … Continue reading → Read more on this news related to 'Texting'
  • Texting driver who hit cyclist: 'I just don't care'
    A texting motorist who slammed into a bicyclist in Australia told police she has some regrets -- about her car. Kimberley Davis, 21, was texting with seven different phone numbers when she hit the bicyclist from behind in Koroit, a small town in western Victoria, The Standard reported. Phone records show she used her device 44 times during the trip. While Davis ca Read more on this news related to 'Texting'
  • Honda launches animated anti-texting video
    In order to bring the more awareness to not texting and driving, Honda created a new public service announcement that's different than many of the ones you've probably seen. Read more on this news related to 'Texting'

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