May 4, 2009

Origin of 160-character SMS Text Message

Slashdot has an interesting discussion (source: LA Times) on why we have a 160 character limit on our text message. The researcher Hillebrand simply typed a few messages on his typewriter and all clocked under 160 characters. Long story short, the limit was supposed to be 128 characters but after eliminating a handful of symbols supported, they were able to squeeze in another 32 characters. To read more, visit Slashdot.

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