It's been 19 years since the very first text message was sent? The first text message was sent on December 03, 1992 to Richard Jarvis from Neil Papworth, who sent the message using his personal computer. The text message read Merry Christmas. Below is a timeline created by Tatango to help your readers understand how text messaging has evolved over the last 19 years. Text messaging alone is now a $565 billion industry and, aside from voice, the most common means of communicating through a mobile device internationally.
Source: Tatango SMS Marketing