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The Text Message Turns 20! :)

6th December 2012 - Posted by in category Fun Text Messaging Stuff

Text Message's Birthday

This week is our good friend the Text Message’s birthday, 20 years ago text engineer Neil Papworth sent the very first text message “Merry Christmas!” to his employee Rich Jarvis who was at a Christmas party across town.

When the text message was first introduced it was thought to be just a passing fad, but clearly 20 years later it still has staying power and it’s never looked better. So from here at the Tatango Office we wanted to say… HAPPY BDAY TXT MESSAGE! :)

For those of you who love text messaging as much as we do, be sure to check out our timeline of the evolution of text messaging.


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