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(1) (Short Message Service) SMS is the text messaging service on mobile phones. Due to the billions of cellphones in use, SMS, or "texting" is the most ubiquitous messaging system on the planet. Text messages are limited to 160 characters in length and are sent to regular cellphone numbers. For commercial purposes, texting can be used to retrieve information as well as links to download an app (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 turned off. SMS pricing differs by carrier. It is very often included in the subscriber's plan, or there may be a charge per message.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.
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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.
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A text message sent on a cell phone.
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Short Message Service.
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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
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Short Message Service, a service for sending text messages on a cellular telephone system.
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(video games) Sega Master System.
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(numismatics) Special mint set.
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(psychology) Short man syndrome.
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(military, nautical) SMS "” Seiner Majestät Schiff - literally, "His Majesty's Ship" in German.
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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.

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