FYI, it’s SMS
Texting has become a daily routine in communication. TEXT messaging is currently the most widely used mobile data service, with about 80% of all cellphone users worldwide being active users of the short message service (SMS).
Text messaging is most often used instead of voice calls in situations where voice communication is inconvenient. Text messaging or texting, meaning the act of cellphone users sending short messages back and forth, has become a daily routine in business and private communication.
Owing to its speed, convenience and mobility, text messaging has long been used by business people and advertisers to send out bulk text messages to clients, consumers, business partners and the public. Text messaging is being fully used as a channel of information, publicity and socio-economic interaction.
The use of text messaging for business purposes has grown significantly. As companies seek competitive advantages, they have no choice but to resort to ICT media like SMS. Some practical uses of text messaging are confirming purchase and delivery, instant exchange of information between a service provider and a client and sending last-minute notices and reminders. Most colleges and universities have also implemented a system of texting students, staff and the general office.
Sample short messages
A variety of short messages appear on our cellphones from time to time. Some intend to persuade us to use a certain service or to remind us of a certain matter, others seek to obtain information from us or serve as acknowledgement of receipt. The more sophisticated phone models can even show us graphic, animated images and video in addition to the messages.
Here are some common short messages received via a mobile phone. Try to figure out what purpose they serve:.
Broadband A/C 103218756. We have received your payment of RM79 with thanks. Payment will be reflected by next bill cycle. TQ
Have more fun connecting with your friends and family with video calls. Only 36sen/min to all networks
Travelling? Protect yourself with ABC Travel Protection Plan for less than Rm1/day. SMS TRV to 2000 or log-on to www.abc.com.my/insurance
Fr Towservice TQ for using our TS service for veh no XYZ8384. Pls reply TS <space> 3 (Good) TS <space> 2 (Average) TS <space> 1 (Poor) to 66600
If u hv any specific req for May workload or tt pls email by 8pm today. Tq