The process of texting using a mobile phone varies depending on the model of the phone. For instance, texting using a smartphone that has a full keyboard is quite different from texting using an older model cell phone. H... More »

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Cell phone carriers often charge for text messaging because each text message uses bandwidth. While most text messages use a very small amount of bandwidth, they do take up data space. More »

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The top cell phone company according to customer reviews is Verizon Wireless. It has received positive reviews on voice, data service and texting service. Verizon's close competitor is T-Mobile, which seems to be rising ... More »

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Texting shorthand is the process of using initialisms in text to convey ideas quicker and more efficiently. Texting shorthand takes common words and phrases and reduces the amount of characters needed to express these wo... More »

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Neil Papworth sent the first text message in 1992. At the time, mobile phones did not have keyboards, so Papworth, a telecom developer, sent the text via computer. The first mobile phones with Short Message Service capab... More »

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When someone uses the single letter "b" in a text, it usually means the word "be." Granted, definitions for letters and symbols that are used as shorthand can vary among mobile users, everyone understands "be" to unequi... More »

Some phone abbreviations used in texting include: 4COL, ^5, LOL and NP. The abbreviation 4COL means ?for crying out loud,? ^5 is short for ?high five,? LOL stands for ?laughing out loud? and NP is ?no problem.? More »

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