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On December 3rd 1992, programmer Neil Papworth sent the very first mobile message, whishing Vodafone-director Jarvis a Merry Christmas. Now, 24 years later, SMS is still alive and kicking, and how. Here at CM Telecom, our business is built on this 160 digit communication tool. And it all began with this one message: Will you join me at Highstreet?
This was the SMS Gilbert Gooijers sent to Jeroen van Glabbeek. Starting out as Club Message, co-founders Jeroen and Gilbert, introduced Group SMS in 1999. This product was used to inform visitors of discotheques in the Benelux on guest DJs, time-tables, contests, discounts and more weekend news.As discotheques saw the number of visitors increase through the use of SMS, the interest of other companies in Group SMS rose along. More and more companies started sending SMS via Club Message. In 2002, Club Message introduced MailSMS. This allowed companies to send big amounts of SMS via email. Soon enough, Club Message became too big for its first office and had to move to a bigger venue. Shortly after the new address, Club Message needed a new name that's more suitable to its client base, including large corporations, schools and governments. Thus, a new name was born: CM Telecom.
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