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  1. Guest

    why sms is only 160 characters?
     
  2. Rich Webb

    Rich Webb Guest

    Because 160 = 2^5 * 5. "SMS" actually stands for "Salute Master Satan"
    and the 5's refer to the Pentagram of Evil. The 2, obviously, is in
    reference to Zorastrian Duality.

    No, wait... Halloween isn't for another three days. Never mind...
     
  3. peterken

    peterken Guest

    simple....
    so they can charge you more since everybody uses more as 160

    :)


    why sms is only 160 characters?
     
  4. Dmitri

    Dmitri Guest

    Maybe guys in comp.dcom.telecom.tech group can answer that?

    We keep this group archived here:

    http://www.cabling-design.com/forums/newsgroup14-.htm

    Good luck!


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  5. Ken

    Ken Guest

    SMS = Short Message Service
    Yes "short"!

    http://www.btinternet.com/~mrbush/old/sms.htm

    The inventors did not know that the SMS service would be so popular
    many years later.
     
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