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Simulation
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

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

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

galaxia2999
13-04-04, 23:57
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Nicky
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:

Simulation
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

RobBo
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

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

andromeda_eats
14-04-04, 02:10
:rolleyes:

Draco
14-04-04, 11:02
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NatEcho
14-04-04, 14:10
Not a smart buy... Very smart sell tho.