How Much Is Your Phone Number Worth?

from the phone-number-speculators dept

There have been stories for years about how, in China, beliefs about the "good luck" associated with the number "8" have made made mobile phone numbers that include more 8s more valuable. I vaguely recall stories of Chinese entrepreneurs auctioning off high 8 phone numbers online (though, I can't seem to find them now). The latest, though, is the top of the top. The phone number 8888 8888 was auctioned off to a Chinese airline for approximately $280,000. Not quite as crazy as some of the domain name speculative buys during the boom years, but of a similar nature. The airline says they're not really concerned with the superstition surrounding the number - but rather, they're excited because the number is so damn easy to remember.


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    kai, Aug 19th, 2003 @ 1:44pm

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    There is this interesting article on a site called techdirt about people selling dollar bills with lots of 8's in them...
    http://techdirt.com/articles/20010525/2249236.shtml

     

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    Mike (profile), Aug 19th, 2003 @ 1:52pm

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    Sneaky, sneaky, sneaky. I knew it was somewhere on Techdirt, but multiple attempts at searching it out turned up nothing. Good thing that others are better at searching Techdirt than I am.

     

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    Chris, Aug 20th, 2003 @ 5:45am

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    Somebody should whip up a Perl script that searches your text index every time you hit submit with a new post and warns you if it appears to be closely related or a duplicate.

    I bet you could sell said script too - Slashdot definately needs something like that!

     

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    Geoffrey Maiden, Feb 13th, 2008 @ 1:16pm

    enquiry

    Hi. Sorry to trouble you, I was reading about the number 8 being lucky for the chinese people, and I wondered if you can tell me how to sell my number and how much it might be worth? the number is 07831 588888.

    Regards
    Geoff

     

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    David Goldberg, Feb 19th, 2008 @ 5:35am

    How much would this number be worth???

    Hi. Sorry to trouble you, I was reading about the number 8 being lucky for the chinese people, and I wondered if you can tell me how to sell my number and how much it might be worth?
    The number is ..... 07940328888

    i look forward to your responce

    Kind Rehards

    DAVID

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 17th, 2009 @ 4:40am

    Re: How much would this number be worth???

    2 pund

     

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    confused????, Jul 1st, 2009 @ 10:07pm

    phone numbers

    my friend has a phone number that spells a local plumbers business and he was wondereing how much to sell it for. Do you have an estimate???????

     

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    Larissa, May 14th, 2010 @ 9:08am

    Music

    hey Much Music its Larissa Harrison i Like Leann Rimes and yes i have my own Band in September i Like one way ticket this Soing number 4 if you guys want to now where i Live Sault ste. marie ontrio Canada 33 Vera St p6b 5m9 you can Send a Leater to me and my phome number is 1705 2567013 and my Cellphone 2570508 live a mag or call Back love Larissa Harrison Bye plz

     

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    linzi, Oct 29th, 2012 @ 3:07am

    my number 007?

    hiya guys ive been thinknin ov selling my number that is 07411107007??? james bond and with the 50th annaversary i was wonderin if any1 know weather its worth selling? thank you.
    x

     

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