The idea you would have seven billion phones on the planet at some point in the company's future was just nonsensical.
Mar 17, 2021
The Beginning, featuring Ivan Donn
On this episode of The Great Indoors, Matt is joined by Ivan Donn. Ivan is a pioneer and a legend in the telecommunications industry in the U.K. He made the inaugural sale adding subscriber #1 to a U.K. cell network in 1985. Matt and Ivan discuss his monumental history with Vodafone, their international rise, the transformation of the telecommunications landscape over the past decade, and how Vodafone in a short matter of time became one of the most recognizable brands on the planet.
1980s Vodafone mobile phone ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt7Vm7h-D-c
35 years ago: Ivan Donn on his first Vodafone sale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFeAPabyeTg