- Short Message Service, a service for sending text messages on a cellular telephone system.
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- A text message sent on a cell phone.
(third-person singular simple present SMSes, present participle SMSing, simple past and past participle SMSed)
- To send a message on a cell phone.
- I SMSed him and asked why he is late.
- I can't talk to her: she is too busy SMSing her friends.
sms - Computer Definition
- Service Management System. In the advanced intelligent network (AIN) architecture, a network control interface that enables the service provider to vary the parameters of the AIN services. Under certain circumstances, the end user organization may be provided access to a partition of the SMS. See also AIN.
- Short Message Service. A text messaging service initially defined in the standards for Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) and now available on most digital cellular telephone networks and some paging systems. SMS was originally designed to support one-way information transfer for applications such as weather reports, sports scores, traffic reports, and stock quotes, as well as short e-mail-like messages, which may be entered through the service provider's website. Most service providers also allow cellular users to receive and respond to e-mail messages, using the cell phone keypad for message input. SMS is a store-and-forward messaging technology that generally includes a chat option that operates in near-realtime mode, much like instant messaging (IM), and many IM systems support mobile communications via interfaces to SMS systems. SMS messages use the same Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) specified in the TCP/IP protocol suite for Internet e-mail. SMS messages between the mobile phone, or other device, and the centralized message center, known as a Short Message Service Center (SMSC), are in packet format. In packet-based Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) cellular networks, SMS packet data transport is relatively straightforward. In Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) and GSM networks, SMS packet transport is over the signaling channel via Signaling System 7 (SS7). Note: The SS7 protocol limits the packet size to 140 octets, which translates to 160 ASCII 7-bit characters (140
(1) (Short Message Service) The common text messaging service available on cellphones and other handheld devices. Due to the billions of cellphones in use, SMS is the most ubiquitous messaging system on the planet. Typing text messages ("texting"), which are limited to 160 characters in length, can be done on basic cellphones with only numeric keys, although QWERTY keyboards make the job easier (see cellphone keyboard). Messages are sent to regular telephone numbers or to shorter numbers for commercial use (see short code). Like instant messaging, SMS transmits the sender's message to the recipient immediately. It also stores and forwards messages later if a recipient's phone was off when the message was initiated. SMS pricing differs by carrier, which may charge a flat fee per month, a charge per message or include it in a service plan. Traveling over a control channel separate from the voice channel, SMS was introduced in the GSM system in Europe and migrated worldwide to all cellphone carriers (see GSM). Whereas SMS is text only, MMS supports multimedia (see MMS). See text messaging vs. instant messaging.
(2) (Systems Management Server) Systems management software from Microsoft that was introduced in 1994 for Windows NT Server. It requires a Microsoft SQL Server database and is used to distribute software, monitor and analyze network usage and perform various network administration tasks. In 2007, SMS was superseded by System Center Configuration Manager (see SCCM). See SMS Installer.
(3) (Storage Management System) Software used to routinely back up and archive files. See HSM.
(4) (Storage Management Services) Software from Novell that allows data to be stored and retrieved on NetWare servers independent of the file system the data are maintained in (DOS, OS/2, Mac, etc.). It is used to back up data from heterogeneous clients on the network. Various third-party backup products are SMS compliant. See SIDF.
(5) (System-Managed Storage) Enhanced data management software for MVS mainframes from IBM. Introduced in 1988, it provides functions such as automatically allocating data, which prevents most out-of-space errors when disk volumes become full. See DFSMS.