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Jul 1, 2015

NEWS - Father Of Short Messaging Service (SMS), Matti Makkonen Died at 63

NEWS - Father Of Short Messaging Service (SMS), Matti Makkonen Died at 63
Father Of Short Messaging Service (SMS), Matti Makkonen died on Friday at the age of 63 following serious illness, reported by press. Matti was from Finland.

SMS, or -- Short Messaging Service, was an idea that Matti Makkonen first suggested at a Telecoms conference in 1984, but it was only on -- December 3 in 1992 that the first text message was sent.

Speaking on the 20th anniversary of the first text message, Makkonen said he considered the development of -- SMS a joint effort and that it was Nokia who helped to popularize the service. “The real launch of the service, as I see it, was when Nokia introduced the first phone that enabled easy writing of messages (Nokia 2010 in 1994),” he had said.

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