Britain's love affair with mobile phone text messaging has reached such profound levels it's even being used to help young people protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases.
Old-fashioned ways too
Users of the service have to first request a chlamydia self-test kit online and send in their samples, of course, but results can be sent by text message, in a letter or through a phone call.
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Even though the free service is being offered to almost 20,000 people, each response is made by a human, not an automatic system.
A spokesperson explained: "We are not expecting that volume of people to respond and the texting service is not being automated. Someone will be responsible for answering and receiving the texts."