It’s high time for you to know the insight of SMS and How SMS Works?
SMS interface was for phones that use GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) developed by ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute), but today all the cell phone operators support SMS.
GSM digitises data and compress data, then send it from one user to another. GSM hand in hand with other technology has a significant role in the evolution of wireless mobile telecommunication.
What Is SMS?
Short Message Service is one of the traditional methods to send text messages, Short in SMS stand for the limited number of characters anyone can use, which is up to 160 characters in length. Over 6 billion SMS are posted in the US every day. Recently SMS has become compatible with any text services sent to cellphones.
How SMS Works?
Talking on phones has been replaced by the new contemporaries of texters. A transmitters measure is a cell as you go from one area to another; it is effectively passed from one cell tower to another over a pathway called control channel.
This control channel also provides a path for SMS or Calls. An SMS goes in multi-step, When you send a message, it flows through a tower to SMSC (Short Message Sevice Center) to another tower, and then the recipient receives the message and Vice Versa.
Advantages of SMS:
SMS is convenient when compared to a phone conversation. The following are a few advantages of SMS:
SMS get read:
If recipient phone drains out or phone is out of network range still your message will get delivered being store-and-forward service. The text gets stored in the SMSC until the recipient turns his phone on or come within the network range.
SMS is precise and immediate:
Texting is a perfect mode to talk rather than interrupting anyone with call. It consumes less time being useful for time-sensitive messages and convenient when a person doesn’t want to be overheard and very much suitable for specially-abled people for communication.
Bulk SMS for mobile marketing:
A report of CTIA (Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association), says it takes 90 minutes for average people to respond to Email and 90 seconds for SMS. A customer relationship system uses bulk SMS to target consumers based on their past buying. You can send SMS from the contact list or to all users within a particular area. It’s called broadcasting used by companies to distribute information. According to Gartner, a global research and advisory firm, the read rate of Email are 20% against the read rate of SMS, which is 98%.
Text messages require no internet or WiFi. Text messages work on store-and-forward services, so you don’t need an internet connection to send or receive SMS’s making texting cost-efficient. With the advancement of technology, even emojis have been added to SMS to express the sentiment and give texting a human touch. SMS will continue to rise as a part of the telecom industry. Hope this article explains how much important SMS is and how it is helpful in quick readability of any message.