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How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by valuka(m): 2:18pm On Jun 21, 2012
Going back the memory lane, we really spent more for less.
I can remeber making a minute call for 60 Naira back then in 2002/2003.
Bought my Nokia 1100 for 32,000 Naira.
MTN sim was 28,000 Naira.
We were charged by minutes and not by seconds.

Guys post ur comments and memories of those days.

dont 4get the days when call centers use pole and antenna 2get signals or when u need climb an upstair building or a tree in ur village when u are expecting or about to make a call.
sometimes, u hv to pay for calls u recieved in a call center.

kai, we try ooo.
Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by Nobody: 2:23pm On Jun 27, 2012
I think the phone was about 22k, a nokia 3310i. While the sim was about 16k. . .that was around - June-July 2002. Very useless line then, Mtel. I had to journey several miles just to buy a recharge card.

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Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by Luckygurl(f): 2:25pm On Jun 27, 2012
Hmmmm is dat so.I tink I was still in creche then.Waiting 4 people's comment.
Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by engrj(m): 2:27pm On Jun 27, 2012
Mine was N8000 Sim may be N500 or N1500 for Vmobile and Nokia 1100 in the year 2005 after usin the trium that was givin to me by my mum with sim Card.
Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by robosapien(m): 2:32pm On Jun 27, 2012
I bought my MTN sim card for N 17,500 and it was considered really cheap at that time in 2003. My phone (an LG phone) was purchased at the rate of N 22,000. It is very interesting that I still have the sim card in question but have not been using it because I have been out of the country for about 4 years now.
Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by Biggiestep(m): 2:32pm On Jun 27, 2012
Sold sagem phones with sim around # 24,000. I guess it was 2oo1 then, never cared usin one
Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by gator666: 2:33pm On Jun 27, 2012
Back in 2002, got Nokia 5110 as a gift, and bought my first MTN SIM @18000.
Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by Tunjman(m): 2:34pm On Jun 27, 2012
I bought my first phone (siemens) N7,000 and Glo sim, N3,000.

***the phone was actually bought with the token i got for my SIWES***

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Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by ogb5(m): 2:35pm On Jun 27, 2012
bought my MTN 16k after holding on for a long time for the price to drop. cheaper than paying 200k bribe for Nitel Land line then with 1 year wait before installation.
Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by ACM10: 2:35pm On Jun 27, 2012
Bought my sim card N11,000 in 2003, only for the price to crash to N7,500 a week later.
The first phone I used was Nokia 3100 which was sent to me by my uncle from UK in the same year
Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by waja(m): 2:37pm On Jun 27, 2012
I bought my SIM @#24000 and I can't remember the exact amount I bought my phone. I guess btw #12000 and #16000. That should be around 2003.The line is MTN.
Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by Nobody: 2:38pm On Jun 27, 2012
My motorolla talkabout was 1500.... Bought it from a frnd @ 2005..
My first sim was glo.... Na person dash me.
Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by chicsdbabe: 2:40pm On Jun 27, 2012
MTN sim was 10k when i was ready for mine but got lucky those guys did a promo n sold it for 6k .alcatel was 14k cant remember d brand cos its been long :oMTN sim was 10k when i was ready for mine but got lucky those guys did a promo n sold it for 6k .alcatel was 14k cant remember d brand cos its been long
Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by bengunsman(m): 2:41pm On Jun 27, 2012
Back then sm1 was to pay me 20k for a TV he bought frm me I had to collect his sim cos it was the d equiv. But I had a 3310 I always carry about without a sim card,i even use 2 make fake calls when in public places. Hahaha got a chic with dat anyway.

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Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by achi4u(m): 2:41pm On Jun 27, 2012
mine was when MTN did an Easter promo that i bought my SIM for 8,000 two days later Glo sold their SIM for N1:00 i nearly faint.

I also bought Samsung R220 for 15k.
*each time my phone vibrate i will also vibrategringringrin

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Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by damilola15: 2:41pm On Jun 27, 2012
I didn't buy my first phone but the first I bought was in 2004. A Sagem MyX-1 together with a MTN sim for about N16000.

To think that was the best deal we had after going from shop to shop and "begging", mcheew.

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Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by kodylicky(f): 2:41pm On Jun 27, 2012
i bought my mtn sim for 5,000 naira and my siemens phone for about 12,000
funny i still use that sim card till date
Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by Nobody: 2:43pm On Jun 27, 2012
Hmmm... Mine was a motorola phone,though my dad bought it for us den wen he went to Israel around 2002/2003..couldn't use it immediately cos it had to go thru some unblocking series like dat. Got my mtn sim for 11,500 that same year. Then recharge card cost 1500 n u are told to recharge every month or u will forfeit ur line. Mehnnn...MTN dealt wit Nigerians dat time oo. Haba!!. Funny enuff I still use dat my line till date(am emotionally n psychologically attached to it). Lol!!
Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by Nobody: 2:44pm On Jun 27, 2012
3310 = 15,000
sim = 4700
Starcoms box = 35k
Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by Biggyd2: 2:44pm On Jun 27, 2012
My sim cost 20K. Still using that first Buddie sim. They have sold and re sold our service provider(they only inform the subscribers when the complete sale). This is our checkered history - Econet to V-mobile, Celtel, Zain, to Airtel. Service is still not wonderful now.

My first phone was a funny looking sagem.Can't remember the cost. But it was one of those rugged ones that fall on the floor or wherever and all you need do was pick all the pieces together, fix and your phone is working. The only snag was that the noise when it rang could wake a dead person!After some years I sowed it into the life of someone who was willing to take care of my faithful phone.Today I use a phone that I have to carry like an egg. Can't even think of what will happen if it falls. Why kin gbese be this! My phone life was simpler with my old faithful sagem! grin
Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by Nobody: 2:45pm On Jun 27, 2012
I'm sure a good number of girls wouldn't know anything about the price of their first phone and sim card. That question would have to be directed at sugar daddies, "uncles", and boyfriends.

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Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by slinkky(m): 2:45pm On Jun 27, 2012
I bought Econet starter pack at 17000 on the 31 december 2001
Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by lipstick1(f): 2:46pm On Jun 27, 2012
N35,000,It was the buy 1 and get 1 free promo,i think it was the 2nd promo ran by MTN when they started,the fone i got for it was a NOKIA 3310.Then 3310 was the toast of the country,i remeber i had many friends cos i have a phone.

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Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by XFive: 2:47pm On Jun 27, 2012
I bought mine Motorola with small pole in Togo in 2002 cfa200,000 and the SIM in Lagos for 22,000
Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by Nobody: 2:49pm On Jun 27, 2012
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Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by Nobody: 2:50pm On Jun 27, 2012
I wish we can speedily conclude privatization of PHCN so we can be asking similar questions in the next few yrs...

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Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by eghost247(m): 2:51pm On Jun 27, 2012
IPHONE LOL
Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by slimyem: 2:51pm On Jun 27, 2012
na my papa buy my first phone and sim..
One ericcson with long antenna!
I ask am how much but he nor tell me.cheesy
Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by Kuljoe(m): 2:53pm On Jun 27, 2012
Eyes thread and runs away.
Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by oge4real(f): 2:54pm On Jun 27, 2012
Nokia 1100 was 22k
MTN sim was 18k
January 2002.
Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by ziccoit: 2:54pm On Jun 27, 2012
valuka: Going back the memory lane, we really spent more for less.
I can remeber making a minute call for 60 Naira back then in 2002/2003.
Bought my Nokia 1100 for 32,000 Naira.
MTN sim was 28,000 Naira.
We were charged by minutes and not by seconds.

Guys post ur comments and memories of those days.

And you don't want to call when the signal is poor. No place for trial and error . You unbuckled your wristwatch, Clinged it with your fingers and started counting the moment the dude at the other end picked your call. When you heard" the number you called is not . . . . " you speedily cut the call lest the call entered voicemail. The first phone I handled belonged to a friend. The way the thing would vibrate when you put it on was intimidating. They guy carried the phone for a long time without a single contact.
My first phone was that small Nokia with a torch light, can't remember the name now may be because it was stolen the second day in a bus on my way to school. I called the guy for days he was begging me to leave him alone that i was causing him to feel guilty. The guy no fit remove the sim o. Sweet memory indeed

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Re: How Much Did You Buy Your First Phone And Sim? by xreal: 2:58pm On Jun 27, 2012
pro01: I'm sure a good number of girls wouldn't know anything about the price of their first phone and sim card. That question would have to be directed at sugar daddies, "uncles", and boyfriends.

In that case, another post should read - "How much was the first SIM and Phone you ever bought for your girlfriend?".

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