‘Merry Christmas’: World’s first-ever SMS sells for $121,000
World’s first-ever text message of 15-character was ‘Merry Christmas’, sent on the Vodafone network and received by Vodafone employee Richard Jarvis on 3 December 1992.
Vodafone has auctioned the text message as NFT and proceeds from the auction will be going to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to support forcibly displaced people.
The first SMS ever sent over a mobile phone in 1992 was sold Tuesday as an NFT at auction for 107,000 euros ($120,600), the Aguttes auction house said.
The buyer, whose identity was not disclosed but is a Canadian involved in the tech sector, is now the owner of a unique digital replica of the first SMS message in the form of a Non-Fungible Token, or NFT.