A famous British cell-phone-services operator is fetching the world’s first-ever SMS text message to auction on Thursday.
It consisted of 15-character, and it carries a very short greeting which is: “Merry Christmas.” The historical Christmas wish was sent in December 1992.
Neil Papworth, one of the world-famed telecom operator’s programers, sent to his colleague Richard Jarvis during the company’s Christmas party.
The gains of the auction will go to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
The Chief Executive of the UK’s famous operator Ahmed Essam told The National that the corporation is “proud” to offer such help by using a “past” mean of communication “people in desperate need of support”.
On his side, the Head of UNHCR’s Private Sector Partnerships Service Christian Schaake described: “Through this combination of ground-breaking tech and movement for social good, UNHCR can continue helping refugees and people who’ve been forced from home, giving them an opportunity to transform their lives and build better futures for themselves, their loved ones and communities they’re living in.”
It is expected that the lot will go under the hammer for 200,000 $, and the buyer can purchase the item using Ethereum or Bitcoin.