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How Much Did You Pay For Your First Email Address?

Looking back now, its funny when one realizes many people had to pay for email addresses, yet now even a blind man wouldnt pay a kobo for an email address.

Eight years ago, I got my first yahoo email address. I first went to Ikeja Plaza and a business center there charged me N1500, I was an undergraduate then and just couldnt afford that. Some days after I was passing by Yaba Tech, when I saw a business center on the ground floor of where Edysly Bookshop is located. The banner there read "Get your email address for N500" I rushed home and went to quickly raise the N500.

Imagine N500 for a Yahoo email address, but it was a bargain I couldnt resfuse.

So if you got your email address when the Internet was still very young in Nigeria, how much did you pay?

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Paid something like 500 bucks 7yrs ago in Kano while doing youth service.

I have spent like 1000 bucks just browsing for like 10 minutes in Ilorin (100 naira /minute) and this was just to check mails o.

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I can't believe people payed to get email address.

anyway my 1st address is just 4years

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I got my first email address for free at my dad's office back in 1999. It was a netscape address but I didn't get to use it much because I soon forgot my password (and can't still remember it till this day). Still that didn't stop me from giving the address to anyone who asked for it,lol. It was only much later, sometime in 2001 (or was it 2000) that I got a yahoo address and its been running ever since.

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Yeah then to own an email address was like a big thing, bt its all over now

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This topic was so interesting, i got my email 4years ago. Actually i know about Computer but av not browse 4 1nce. I see myself as a computer lit. but, unable to browse, on a good day i decided to go with my friends which already knws abt browsing. I paid 150 for and hour he open the email 4me, i also open 4 abt 3 of my frnds due to the fact that am earger to do it myself.

Today! i imagine myself some years back compare browsing on Internet like, it;s not funny, lol

regards

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Although i knew a bit about computers then(2001) it was a friend of mine who opened it for me and it was out of his airtime at a cybercafe in Unilag. I remembered then it was fun, @ d slightest opportunity i'll give my email address to my friends. Am still using the same email till 2day.

So i can say i got mine FOC (free of charge)

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I got my first emails address back then in 2000. And i paid nothing to get it then maybe cus i was lucky a friend of mine has a linkserve dial-up internet connection. It was so easy 4 me cus i already knew 1 or 2 things about computing.

please don't be surprise cus u don't really know how ppl xploit others 4 any little thing they which other don't have a clue about it. I once knew an uncle of mine who paid way above 3k all in d name of learning internet and yet could not achieve anything out of it.

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I never paid for my first email address

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Got mine six years ago in India ,paid only for for using the cybercafe pc .

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well mine was at one of the local business centers around then, paid close to 300 naira and it was just for checking alone-i think this was around five years ago

Kinda funny as i remember myself always running back to the business center to check my email, yeah right,who was i fooling lol, nobody knew my email address back then,the fascination of the computer world so much filled me with joy and i was just itching for MOREEE,

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It was a tlcfanmail.com address (bad choice) and I didn't pay for it!

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Hello,

What an interesting post!

For me, I opened about 5years ago and I did it my self. So it was free of charge. no payment was done at all.

but nigerians, na wa o, how can they charge people up to N1,000 just for opening a free email account?

na wa o,

Regard,

Nwabueze

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hey

mine was like i went with a friend of mine to a cafe paid about 300naira for an hour, then he assisted me to open my box after using like 45 mins to do his own runs.

i can remeber then the 3 months rule that if u dont check ur box in 3 months yahoo will erase ur box[yeah rite but to we novices it was like the fear of losing ur box, ]

then to check my mail i would pay for an hour with that friend of mine and he would use about 50 mins on his stuff then 10 mins on mine. so one day i forced myself to buy an hour and learn this thing called browsing.

now at least i can post on nairaland[dont mind the grammar errors] amongst other things

so i say thanks to my freind gb marts for teaching me howto browse

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Didn't pay a dime but then again i ddnt get it when i was in naija. . .long time ago. But to browse, chaii is spent about the same as naijacutee just to browse

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I got my first e-mail address 7 years ago (Man, that sounds long!) and I paid =N= 100 to browse for 10minutes somewhere in Surulere, and I quickly opened an e-mail address while I was at it.

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