The world’s first SMS is put up for auction


The message “Merry Christmas” is offered at a French auction house.

British mobile operator Vodafone is auctioning off an NFT of the first SMS ever sent.

It will be offered at the French auction house Aguettes on December 21st.

The 15 characters “Merry Christmas” were sent on December 3, 1992 by engineer Neil Papworth from a Vodafone PC Richard Jarvis. He got the message with an Orbitel TPU 901 cell phone.

Only in 1999 did the SMS meet with the population when it became possible to send it to several networks.

The price is calculated from 100,000 to 200,000 euros. All proceeds will be donated to UNHCR.


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