It has been quite awhile since I used SMS for anything useful. I always found the ridiculous costs and limited text to be a total turnoff. On the other hand after reading this article on Engadget I had a good laugh realizing that SMS may be good for something.
Turns out that one fast thinking Irishman at air traffic control orchestrated the landing of a electronically malfunctioning plane with the pilot over SMS messages. With all of the pilots high tech gadgetry out of commission after takeoff and all voice communication thereafter that is a pretty impressive feat! Maybe that will teach the FCC.
Now if only they would post the whole conversation and the type of phone he was texting away on while flying. This would be that much more impressive if he was typing away with T9…
Check out the full story from the Irish Times