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Sams Teach Yourself Google Voice in 10 Minutes by Nancy Conner

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Lesson 7. Text Messaging

Text messaging, also called texting, has become one of the most popular forms of communication in recent years. Sending and receiving text messages using Google Voice is free (that’s for domestic text messages—international text messaging isn’t yet available), and you can read messages through your Google Voice Inbox or your email account.

Plain English: SMS

The official name for texting is SMS, which stands for Short Message Service. SMS is becoming something of a misnomer as text messages get longer and longer. Originally hampered by the method of text-entry—on some phones, you have to press keys multiple times to access certain characters—text messages have become easier to compose and send because many mobile phones ...

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