What is the difference between text and chat messages?
As verbs the difference between text and chat is that text is to send a text message to; to transmit text using the short message service (sms), or a similar service, between communications devices, particularly mobile phones while chat is to be engaged in informal conversation.
How does mobile texting work?
Cell phones use antennae to transmit and receive radio waves that carry binary information. Every cell tower presides over an area of land, where it receives and transmits radio waves. When a text message is written, it is transmitted as binary code using a particular frequency of radio waves specific to that user.
Is SMS expensive to use?
SMS fees are pure profit for the cellular carriers. Theyre basically free for carriers to send, but they can often cost ten cents or more per message. It costs more to send a text message on Earth than it does to transmit data from Mars.
What is SMS vs MMS?
A text message of up to 160 characters without an attached file is known as an SMS, while a text that includes a file—like a picture, video, emoji, or a website link—becomes an MMS.