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Short Message Service (SMS)

Definition(s):

  A cellular network facility that allows users to send and receive text messages of up to 160 alphanumeric characters on their handset.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-101 Rev. 1

  a mobile phone network facility that allows users to send and receive alphanumeric text messages of up to 160 characters on their cell phone or other handheld device
Source(s):
NISTIR 7250 under Short Message Service
NISTIR 7387 under Short Message Service