Happy birthday to SMS! It was on this date in 1992 that engineer Neil Papworth typed “Merry Christmas” into a computer and sent it to the cell phone of Vodafone director Richard Jarvis. While text messaging has changed significantly over the past 26 years, it has remained a powerful tool that connects people to each other.
We’ve also learned that consumers are more than happy to have brands communicate with them via this channel, that and brands are listening. We’ve progressed from the first commercial text message being sent in June 1993 to 1.67 trillion A2P (Application-to-Person) SMS messages being sent in 2017 – with that number expected to skyrocket to 2.8 trillion by 2022.
In honor of SMS turning 26, here are 26 ways your brand can use SMS messaging today:
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We’ve barely scratched the surface when it comes to all of the amazing things you can do with SMS messaging. mGage can help you explore all of the options available to you. As your partner in text messaging, we can provide you with the tools to manage your campaigns and the expert guidance to discover new and exciting ways to connect with your customers.
Contact us to learn how to make SMS messaging a critical part of your mobile programs.
TOPICS: Mobile Messaging,SMS,Text Messaging