Why is SMS 160 characters?
SMS system is designed for short bursts of data services such as numerical pages. To avoid overloading the system over the standard forward and reply operation, the inventors of SMS agreed on a maximum 160-character size of the message. 160 characters, but is not fixed. Limitation of extension may vary depending on network, phone model and wireless service provider. Some phones do not always allow time to write a 160 character limit has been reached. You must send the message before continuing. However, a number of services will automatically break any message that is sent in packets of 160 characters or less. So, you can write and send a long message, but will be delivered as several messages
Why are there alphabets on your home land line phones? And even cell phones
Did you wonder? If not think. This is because old days and even now in few places the numbers are given by names. Say CallMe – would mean you dial 225563 easy isn’t it. So next time you now may take a phone with number say 74827464 guess what it is it maps to “Rita singh�? or say you may have 7427854 in your cell phone number if you are Sharukh fan. Come back for more such fun on 100nest SMS Zone