PARIS (Reuters) - It''s not often that former British prime minister Tony Blair is not recognised. But his first foray into the world of mobile phone messaging left one friend puzzled.
Blair told a conference organised by France''s ruling UMP party in Paris he got his first mobile phone six months ago.
"When I lived at Downing Street I never had one. I got my first mobile the day I left," said Blair, who is now a Middle East envoy.
"I sent an SMS (short message service) to a friend, but given my lack of technological knowledge I didn''t realise the telephone hadn''t identified me as the sender. I got an SMS back saying: ''But sorry, who are you?''", Blair said.
(Reporting by Nick Antonovics; editing by Elizabeth Piper)