A report on Text messaging and Predictive text

A text message using SMS – the 160 character limit led to the abbreviations of "SMS language"
A standard ITU-T E.161 keypad used for text messaging
A text message on an iPhone announcing an AMBER Alert
A multimedia message displayed on a mobile phone
SMS is used to send "welcome" messages to mobile phones roaming between countries. Here, T-Mobile welcomes a Proximus subscriber to the UK, and Base welcomes an Orange UK customer to Belgium.
This sticker seen in Paris satirizes the popularity of communication in SMS shorthand. In French: "Is that you? / It's me! / Do you love me? / Shut up!"
A driver with attention divided between a mobile phone and the road ahead
Two girls text during class at school
A text message that (he says) promises 500 Libyan dinars ($400) to anyone who "makes noise" in support of Gaddafi in the coming days
A recruitment ban in French SMS language: «Slt koi29 on é jamé 2tro @ s batre pour la P. ;-)» = «''Salut! Quoi de neuf? On n'est jamais de trop à se battre pour la Paix!»
Some health organizations manage text messaging services to help people avoid smoking

Short message service (SMS) permits a mobile phone user to send text messages (also called messages, SMSes, texts, and txts) as a short message.

- Predictive text

Predictive text software, which attempts to guess words (Tegic's T9 as well as iTap) or letters (Eatoni's LetterWise) reduces the labour of time-consuming input.

- Text messaging
A text message using SMS – the 160 character limit led to the abbreviations of "SMS language"

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Keypad used by T9.

T9 (predictive text)

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Keypad used by T9.
Screenshot, LG V60 Android, using T9 predictive text in "4x3" keyboard format. Screenshot taken 2020/08/06

T9 is a predictive text technology for mobile phones (specifically those that contain a 3×4 numeric keypad), originally developed by Tegic Communications, now part of Nuance Communications.

T9's objective is to make it easier to enter text messages.

iTap in action

ITap

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iTap in action

iTap is a predictive text technology developed for mobile phones, developed by Motorola employees as a competitor to T9.

This makes some of the modern mobile phones features like text messaging and note-taking easier.

A telephone keypad using the ITU E 1.161 International Standard.

Telephone keypad

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Keypad installed on a push-button telephone or similar telecommunication device for dialing a telephone number.

Keypad installed on a push-button telephone or similar telecommunication device for dialing a telephone number.

A telephone keypad using the ITU E 1.161 International Standard.
Telephone with letters on its rotary dial (1950s, UK)
British GPO 726 telephone of 1967.
A standard telephone keypad.
The official toll-free hotline for the California Department of Transportation's Adopt-a-Highway program is 1-866-236-7824, but signs advertise the number as 1-866-ADOPTAHWY, with two extra digits, for memorability.
Mobile phone keypad with Latin and Japanese letters.

In feature phones the letters on the keys are used for text entry tasks such as text messaging, entering names in the phone book, and browsing the web.

To compensate for the smaller number of keys, phones used multi-tap and later predictive text processing to speed up the process.