Text messaging, or texting, is the act of composing and sending electronic messages, typically consisting of alphabetic and numeric characters, between two or more users of mobile phones, fixed devices (e.g., desktop computers) or portable devices (e.g., tablet computers or smartphones).
While text messages are usually sent over a phone network, due to the convergence between the telecommunication and broadcasting industries in the 2000s, text messages may also be sent via a cable network or Local Area Network.
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Listen to voicemail and read transcripts of your voicemail.
Purple Mail is a video-based message system for deaf and hard of hearing customers.
magazine tested the eight most popular 16GB handsets including Apple's i Phone 5S and 5C, Samsung's Galaxy S4, Google's Nexus 5, the Sony Xperia Z1, Black Berry's Z30, the HTC One Mini and LG's G2.
Some of the preinstalled Samsung files on the S4, pictured, are needed for features such as eye tracking, air gestures and voice commands.
Rumour has it Steve Jobs is hard of hearing and Apple has been criticised for making i Pods too loud.
We don't want music players blasting the hearing of future generations into fleshy tatters, but we could use some of that power in our i Phones' speakers.