When was the first text message ever sent?
Answer: 25 Years Ago
(Plus one day) Yesterday, the text message (SMS message) turned 25. Per Engadget, "Engineer Neil Papworth sent the first SMS on December 3rd, 1992, when he wrote "merry Christmas" on a computer and sent it to the cellphone of Vodafone director Richard Jarvis. It was a modest start, but it ultimately changed technology and even social norms."