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Nostalgic: In A Digital Era, A Throwback To Evolution Of Ghana's Mobile Networks. Which Did You Use?


In an era where there is a lot of talk about digitization and digitalization of aspects of our lives, the telecommunications industry in Ghana has and still continue to play a role and has evolved over the years.

The Telecom Network took a new dimension in the 1990s with the introduction of the Global System for Mobile Network (GSM) to add up to the landline phone era of communication.

We therefore throwback from Celltel which later became Kasapa and then Expresso to Ghana Telecom, Operators of Onetouch which later became Vodafone after the Ghana Government sold 70% of her shares.

Then there was Millicom Ghana, Mobitel, Buzz and then Tigo. And then there was Scancom, operators of Spacefon which became Areeba and now we have MTN.

There was also Zain which was later taken over by Bharti Airtel to become Airtel.

Airtel and Tigo have now joined forces together to become AirtelTigo.

Back then, the chip as was referred to by many then (SIM Cards) were very expensive then. People who owned phones then (not smart phones at the time) purchased for instance Onetouch chips for over 1 million (old Ghana Cedis). But now SIM cards are low as GHC 1 and GHC 2. The card/chip inside the mobile phone carries an identification number unique to the owner, storing personal data and fails to work when removed.

Now almost all the networks are into money transactions which is also a new revolution to the finance industry by the mobile networks.

Which of these past networks did you use and what are your nostalgic experiences?

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Ghana Mobitel Onetouch Telecom Network Tigo

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