Recently, we were moving some luggage out of my mum’s room and I came across her original MTN since pack which she got in 2003, some 9 years ago. It came in a CD-like case and the cost of the SIM pack and a Motorola T180 was twenty five thousand Naira. It is laughable now because you can now get an MTN SIM pack for as low as 100 Naira.
I, on the other hand, got my first SIM card in 2004. I remember misplacing the phone + SIM in the house and I had to be given another one (after extensive beating). I still use my VMobile (now Airtel) SIM card which I got in 2004.
I started my mobile journey with Airtel and the then popular Nokia 3310.
Let’s go down memory lane a bit. What is your own story of how you started out with mobile? Do share your experiences in the comment section below. Cheers!