Our modern terminology has come to use the words “text messaging” or “texting” to refer to the idea of one person using a telephone to send a short message to someone else or a group of people on their phones.
While there are many ways to violate this definition i.e. texting doesn’t have to be done on a phone, it can be a long message, etc. let’s assume this is what someone means by “texting.”
The first (and still arguably most popular) way that texting became popularized was via a protocol called Short Message Service or SMS. It used the previously established cellular networks to send messages up to 160 characters from one phone to another.
FranFunnel uses SMS to send text messages.
However, there are many, many other ways for texts to be delivered from one person to another. Most of them use the internet i.e. your phone’s data plan rather than the cellular network to send the messages. The name of some of these technologies are iMessage, Facebook Messenger, LinkedIn Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat, etc.
To summarize, SMS is one way that you can send text messages but there are many others as well.
(This article has always done a good job explaining the differences: https://www.franchisehelp.com/franchise-lead-generation/texting-is-actually-two-different-things-this-is-important/)