Auspicious phone numbers fetch 120 million baht

MANY Thai people believe that auspicious numbers bring them good fortune. Number 9 is on top of the list of these lucky numbers, followed by 8 and 6.

So it came as no surprise that an auction of auspicious phone numbers organized by the Office of National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission on Sunday (March 19) fetched more than 120 million baht, according to a press release by the office.

The top number — 092-999-9999 – was auctioned for 4.51 million baht, followed by 091-199-9999, which was sold for 3.20 million baht.

The Office took home more than 120 million baht at the end of the two-day auction.


Top: Creepers have climbed over this hoarding advertising some interesting phone numbers. Photo: Michael Coghlan (CC-BY-SA-2.0)

By Songpol Kaopatumtip


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