World’s first-ever SMS for Christmas, the simple “Merry Christmas” was sent in December 1992 by Neil Papworth, an employee of a British computer company.
Aguttes will auction the world’s first SMS, sent in 1992. It will be offered in the form of a unique digital token — an NFT — estimated to fetch between €100,000 and €200,000. Text messaging has been around for a while, and it has quickly gained popularity as an incredibly efficient way to communicate with each other. On December 3rd in 1992, an employee of a British computer company sent the first text message from their cell phone, “Merry Christmas.” The first cell phone capable of sending and receiving text messages was made by Nokia.
World’s first-ever SMS for Christmas
Did you know the world’s #1stSMS was a simple “Merry Christmas”?— Vodafone Foundation (@VodafoneFdn) December 14, 2021
Sent 30 years ago via the #Vodafone network, it’s been transformed into a #NFT by @vodafone_de, so it can be auctioned to raise funds for our partners at #UNHCR, helping to build a better future for @refugees. pic.twitter.com/NDis7WEHxC
A token will be sold at a live auction to the highest bidder guaranteeing its exclusive ownership. Vodafone has pledged not to produce any other versions of the NFT. In addition, there will be a replication of the first message, along with a visual recreation depicting what happened.
A fascinating auction is coming up, one in which participants from around the world will have a chance to buy amazing objects. It will be held on December 21, 2021, at 3 pm local time.
The first edit of Wikipedia was sold at Christie’s for $750,000 recently.
People communicate with each other more and potentially easier these days. Video calls have become an increasingly popular option as people choose what’s most comfortable for them. Apps like Whatsapp, Messenger, Viber are currently being used to stay connected and share important moments with friends & loved ones. Some people might not know that messaging was not always this easy.
Nowadays sending a message is really easy. If you want you can send messages using email, online chat services, or text messaging. It’s easier and more affordable than it used to be.