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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Nigerian History

Nigerians making phone calls at a phone booth in Lagos 1969.....




from Nigerian facts on twitter...

24 comments:

  1. I remember leaving very early those days to make calls at NITEL. Sometimes I leave as early as 6am so that I won't meet much people. It was charged then by unit when you slot in the card.

    OBJ did a very good job with the coming of GSM to Nigeria.

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    1. NITEL? 6 am? There was no land phones or what?

      Geez! you make me sound young.

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    2. You're so right my darling Tee! I rem trekking from new haven(lower chime) to nitel fire service to make calls๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„ Obj really tried biko. *datudichic*

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    3. @TJ
      So why is it that those that invented the gsm technology still have phone boots and we don't?

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    4. Stop counting "Gsm in Nigeria" as an achievement of the administration then. It was the DUE time for the technology

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    5. Perxian I am telling you. How many families can afford land phone then?

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    6. @Anonymous 13:53

      You just transported me back to the late 90s, I used to go that same Nitel office to make international calls. Stayed at Ifite-Ukpo Street, Upper Chime.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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    7. Teejay next time i call ur name i will add big bros. You are bot my mate at all

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    8. Hahahahaha Ladybird banks ooh....

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  2. See how clean and organized it is. If it's now, you'll see a long queue, empty sachet water nylon and black polythene bags flying about along with empty plastic soft drinks. Na wa!

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  3. It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.

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  4. See how clean and organized it is. If it's now, you'll see a long queue, empty sachet water nylon and black polythene bags flying about along with empty plastic soft drinks. Na wa!

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  5. Do we have phone boots in Nigeria today? GSM came and the polithieves squandered and abandoned basic infrastructure
    Till date the USA and other developed countries still have phone boots, you put in coins and you make calls.

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  6. I remember making calls via phone booth those days. You just have to summarise everything you need to say in order not to burn much units. Obj thank you once again.

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  7. Nitel really dealt with us back then

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  8. I did this on Martins streets, no GSM then.
    I used to look out for a clean booth, and l would still clean the reciever tire before l could talk. Some people used to swallow the mouth piece to talk, iyaama !

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  9. I remember this but I never experienced it because we were prevledged enough to have a land line.
    I still remember the number even and how some people in the neighborhood used to come over to receive calls.
    I still wonder the technology that powered those phones because they were never charged like we charge desk phones of today. What powered them?

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  10. I had no idea about this o.
    So Nigeria used to have this... Wow

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    1. Obviously you are a taataah.

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    2. @Jessi, with this your disclosure I hope you won't be insulting me here anytime soon hahahahahaha..... Na joke ooh before you remove my boxer.

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    3. Indomie generation, yes Nigeria used to have phone booths.

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  11. It is really terrible that things we ought to maintain for posterity use and economical value are things we don't regard as any, as someone asked "how come people/country who invented gsm or telephone still use public phone booth? We have fallen so low as a country, I remember these days with fond memories, how I had to go queue in Nyanya by former VIO quarters close to Nyanya market to make call...

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  12. I could make 4 hours of phone call with unknown people(random numbers that I picked from my head and from the directory) just because my late mom used to be a NITEL officer.

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