A report on Text messaging and Telephone keypad

A text message using SMS – the 160 character limit led to the abbreviations of "SMS language"
A telephone keypad using the ITU E 1.161 International Standard.
A text message on an iPhone announcing an AMBER Alert
Telephone with letters on its rotary dial (1950s, UK)
A multimedia message displayed on a mobile phone
British GPO 726 telephone of 1967.
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.
A standard telephone keypad.
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!"
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.
A driver with attention divided between a mobile phone and the road ahead
Mobile phone keypad with Latin and Japanese letters.
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

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.

- Telephone keypad

The small phone keypad and the rapidity of typical text message exchanges have caused a number of spelling abbreviations: as in the phrase "txt msg", "u" (an abbreviation for "you"), "HMU"("hit me up"; i.e., call me), or use of camel case, such as in "ThisIsVeryLame".

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

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A standard ITU-T E.161 keypad used for text messaging

Predictive text

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A standard ITU-T E.161 keypad used for text messaging

Predictive text is an input technology used where one key or button represents many letters, such as on the numeric keypads of mobile phones and in accessibility technologies.

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