Texting Turns 25 and We Can't Imagine Life Without It!

Texting Started 25 Years Ago

OMG! How times have changed. We went from writing letters to communicate to people, to calling them on the phone, to just sending a text message.

And the good ol' text message turned 25 Sunday, A British Engineer sent the first one.

He texted his friend, Merry Christmas, but he didn't get a reply because it wasn't possible yet!

He told Sky News he didn't event the idea, he just happened to be the first one to send a message.

Most of us text more than we talk on the phone.

The Week put together a timeline of how texting evolved over the years.

Here were some of our favorites:

1993 - Nokia debuts first mobile phone that can send texts.

1995 - T9 was debuted. Predicts texting based on what letters you were typing.

2000 - Text messaging takes off. Americans can send 35 a month.

2007 - For the first time, more texts were sent per month than phone calls.

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