Merry Christmas was the first SMS message


On this day December 3rd 1992 the first cell phone text was sent.

SMS messaging was used for the first time on 3 December 1992, when Neil Papworth, a 22-year-old test engineer for Sema Group in the UK (now Airwide Solutions), used a personal computer to send the text message ” Merry Christmas ” via the Vodafone network to the phone of Richard Jarvis who was at a party in Newbury, Berkshire which had been organized to celebrate the event.