World's most expensive mobile number is 666 6666

by admin May 24, 2006 at 5:08 am

Beastly number auctioned for charity

The world’s most expensive phone number was auctioned for charity yesterday in Qatar.

The number, 666 6666, sold for 10m Qatari riyals or ?Ǭ£1.5m.

The previous record holder was Chinese number 8888 8888, which sold for ?Ǭ£270,000. The Cantonese word for eight sounds very similar to the word for rich. It was bought by Sichuan Airlines.

The auction started at a million riyals and interest quickly narrowed from eight bidders to just two, according to Kuwaiti News Agency (KUNA).

Full story: The Register