Cell Phone Text Messaging

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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What is cell phone text messaging? The advent of cell phone text messaging options has changed the way some people use their cell phones. Today there are cell plans that include a specific number of text messages at very little or no cost. While there are dozens of business applications for cell phone text messaging, they have become a mainstay for people who simply want to say "hello" or "I love you" to a friend or family member during the day.

Some businesses use cell text messaging to provide their customers with critical information in a timely manner. Cell phone companies use text messaging to remind their customers about cell bills that are due or new product offerings. Unlike voice messaging, cell text messages can be accessed simply by hitting a button or two. There is no call involved.

Cell Phone Text Messaging and Answering Services

Some answering services offer cell text messaging as one way to deliver critical messages to their clients. They may charge by the message, or they may include a specific number of text messages in one of their plans. Others include the option of sending text messages to pagers or cell phones under certain circumstances.

Cell phone text messages are an inexpensive way to get the word across without using up cell phone minutes. While there is usually a charge, it is generally low. In addition, cell text messages can be a lot of fun. For people who don't buy a lot of minutes each month, text messaging is one way to stay in touch.


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