What is the difference between a push notification and a text message?

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Messages are brief news updates that a website or application sends to its users through a server (and using push technology). A text message is a message that a user receives from a text client on their mobile phone.

In order to receive a push notification, a user must be subscribed to the respective website or application, which is not the case with a text message.

For a text message, a cell phone company charges a fee for every email it sends. However, for a push notification service like Truepush, you can send valuable updates to unlimited subscribers.