Monday marks the 20th anniversary of the first text message ever sent to a cellphone.
British engineer Neil Papworth sent the first ever SMS from his computer to his friend's Orbitel 901 phone on December 3rd, 1992.
The message read: "Merry Christmas."
According to Britian's independent communications industries regulator OFCOM, more than 150 billion texts were sent in 2011 alone.
The most frequent texters in the United Kingdom are 12-15-year-olds, who send an average of 193 texts per week.
The number of texts sent in the first half of 2012 is down from a year ago. Experts say the drop in texts could be attributed to the rise of social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter.
Freezing rain changes to rain through the rest of the morning. Many driving challenges. We gradually change to all rain through about noon. Sun makes a brief appearance later on. High in the lower 40s today.
One more wintry system is set to move through our area tomorrow morning. We could get about an inch of snow in Philly...a bit more to our south.