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# Your Say
Poll: Do you still send SMS text messages?
The first text message was sent 30 years ago today.

THE FIRST TEXT message was sent by engineer Neil Papworth on 3 December 1992, 30 years ago today, and read simply “Merry Christmas”.

Despite a wide range of other communications platforms now being available, including apps such as WhatsApp, and a range of social media platforms, SMS text messages still play a big role in the daily lives of many.

So, today we want to know… Do you still send SMS text messages?

Poll Results:

Yes, the odd time (8235)
Yes, but only to contact people who don't use messaging apps (6175)
Yes, it's the only form of messaging I use on my phone (2141)
No, I only use messaging apps (2115)
I'm not sure (219)

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