I remember when this Nokia up here used to be very very popular here in Nigeria . That was in the early days when G. S. M came to Nigeria and mobile phones started to be something found in most homes.
My cousin was staying with us then so she was the first one to buy a phone and an Econet line. I remember it being an Erricson phone with a small antenna. Texting was a pain on that phone but it was amazing to send text messages and receive same then.
Now that I think of it my cousin probably regretted buying the phone because it became our phone. Lol. My sister and I spent so much time talking and texting on the phone.
Eventually my dad got me a Sendo phone. I was so happy. I rocked that phone. I can’t remember what happened to it but eventually my mum sent me a camera phone but before I knew it thieves robbed us (in the Uni) and carted away all our phones. My friends were unlucky enough to have come visit me so all our phones got stolen.
It is amazing to see how the phones got techier and techier, the cameras got better and internet access became free for all. I remember the time you had to do lots of configuration before your phone could manage to browse. I remember helping my friend working in Shell then configure his internet.
And now here we are. Phones are changing everyday but I still remember when mobile phones were just that. A phone you could carry about to receive phone calls and text. No cameras, selfie, music, pictures or videos. No internet or google. Certainly no apps. You had to log on a computer for Facebook then.
Do I miss it? Nah! Who wants a phone without a camera? Lol.
The only bad thing about how great our phones have become is that social media and technology seem to have taken over to the extent that we can’t be without them. Myself included. I am not sure that’s healthy yet I can’t figure out how I survived without a mobile phone. How on earth did my parents know I arrived safely when I travelled then?
What was your first mobile phone? Do you miss it?