A phone with the world’s first SMS, which was auctioned at the Aguttes auction house in Paris. Photo: AFP / DPA
A phone with the world’s first SMS, which was auctioned at the Aguttes auction house in Paris. Photo: AFP / DPA
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‘Merry Christmas’: world’s first text message sells as NFT for US$121,000 at Paris auction

  • The Christmas greeting text, which was sent in 1992, was put up for auction by Vodafone
  • Engineer sent the SMS from his computer to a manager, who received it on his 2kg ‘Orbitel’ phone

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A phone with the world’s first SMS, which was auctioned at the Aguttes auction house in Paris. Photo: AFP / DPA
A phone with the world’s first SMS, which was auctioned at the Aguttes auction house in Paris. Photo: AFP / DPA
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