What to Consider when Sending an SMS?

SMSMainImageDefaultSMS is a strictly casual affair, which is mostly used prior to a call. If you really have something substantial to say then tell it over a call.

Here are some tips and etiquettes (for corporate people at least) that we should consider when sending a text-message:

Message the Right Number: We should make sure that we are sending a text message to the right mobile phone number as its very easy to select the wrong mobile phone book entry. You may not even know if your message that has been sent to wrongly selected number. Its always better to double check the recipient number.

Introduce Yourself First: If you are going to call or send a text-message to someone who doesn’t have your mobile phone number, then first introduce yourself before initiating the actual conversation.

Don’t Use it for Conveying News: SMS should not be used for informing someone of sad news, business matters, or urgent meetings. Messages may end up un-delivered and you may not be able to get your message to the recipient.

Avoid Confidential Issues: Be careful not to send anything confidential, personal, or potentially embarrassing as someone might be looking over the message receiver’s shoulder or your message might get sent to the wrong person and read by someone whom you did not want to share the message with.

Keep it Short: Try to keep your SMS as brief as possible. as no one wants to have an entire conversation with you by texting when you could just call him or her instead.

Respond to the Sender: In case of receiving a text message that was sent to you by mistake, reply explaining that you aren’t the intended recipient. But make sure that you don’t to respond to anything else in the message.


  • Arif Khan

    Post isn’t informational.
    Nothing new conveyed.

    For avoiding un-delivered messages, “Delivery Reports” can be used

    • Faizan

      most providers have blocked(or they charge for delivery reports)

      • Anas Saleem

        every operator in pakistan is charging for delivery reports now except warid

        • Ahmed

          Warid isn’t providing it anymore now, not even if you pay..that is why warid sucks here.

  • Asad

    Nothing Informational as usual…. But I am pretty sure that soon there will be enough flatterers appreciating the post, may be without even reading.

    • spartacus

      matric main aik kahani parhee thee… jis main kuch log thailay par maaltay baichne aur awaz lagane wale ko ghar se bahir nikal kar batate hain ke aap ke awaz lagane ka koi faida nahin hai hamein maltay nahin khareedne…

      • Asad

        Got your point :p

    • Ahmed

      Kitni informative post hai bhai, wah kia baat hai, maza aa gya, chaa gya bhai…oh sorry Samia ge :p

  • Omer

    This and many posts like this shows how sub standard Pro is becoming.

  • Ahmed

    *Yawn*

  • Nabeel

    Not surprising that the post is from Samia Adnan.

  • Rabia Khan

    IF everybody aware about these etiquettes, then WHO the hell are not applying these to their life span..?? this Post is certainly Reminder for them..!

    • spartacus

      oye mere kaath ullu-o
      oye tumhare liye nahin hai to mat parho… ooper ke aik comment main likha hai ke maltay nahin lene to thailay wale ko ja kar batane kee kia zaroorat hai… har banda judge bana phirta hai…

      honestly I have started enjoying people commenting… kaam ke darmiyaan break le kar logon ke comments parh kar hansta hoon aur relax hota hoon ke hamari youth jis ka itna dhandhora peeta jata hai un ke pass criticize karne ke liye kitna waqt hai…

  • Dawood

    Test

  • coolmax

    Article is informative,

  • Asad

    @spartacus
    I agree with you… Yes we should try not to criticize, if we can’t appreciate. But anyway criticism isn’t that bad either. Rather it is good for writer if it is well within limits.
    And yes! comments create the sence of livliness otherwise, blogs become so dull that sooner or later people find interest in other activities.

    • spartacus

      @asad
      I agree with you as well but my concern is people start criticizing the personality… thaught should be criticized not the personality…

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