View Full Version : Man pays $1.1m for mobe number

13-04-04, 22:06
A Chinese man has paid the equivalent of $1.1m for a mobile phone number.

The unnamed buyer shelled out a whopping nine million yuan for 135 8585 8585, which is apparently pronounced as "let me be rich, be rich, be rich, be rich" in Chinese.

He beat off around 70 other bidders on EachNet.com, where the sale of "lucky" numbers has boomed. EachNet PR representative Tang Lei said it was believed to be "the highest price ever paid for a phone number online".

Let's hope that 135 8585 8585 proves as auspicious for its new owner as he clearly believes it to be. Otherwise, he'll soon be back on the pay-as-you-go with his friends dialling "oh God I'm so skint, skint, skint" when they want a chat.

The Register (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/04/13/mobile_phone_number/)

tlr online
13-04-04, 22:16
My goodness. Shall we all call him up and congratulate him? Waste of time going EX-Directory now.... :D

13-04-04, 22:21
Yeah why not......... and reverse the charges. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

13-04-04, 22:34
lol thats just crazy paying that much, its only a number :rolleyes:

13-04-04, 23:57

14-04-04, 00:06
If this action of his actually represents his attitude towards life matters, I don't think those lucky numbers will do any magic for him :rolleyes:

14-04-04, 00:08
Can anyone think of anyone better who fits the phrase "More money than sense!" http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif

14-04-04, 00:12
If he had over a million dollers of disposable cash to spend on a telephone number; surely, by qualification, he was rich already! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif

14-04-04, 01:28
Oh goodness http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif

14-04-04, 02:10

14-04-04, 11:02

14-04-04, 14:10
Not a smart buy... Very smart sell tho.