The Most Expensive Telephone Number in the World
Today, almost everyone on the planet is marked with at least one phone number but only few person have the most expensive telephone number. From billions phone number or caller IDs available in the planet, there are 2 telephone numbers that are already recorded in the top list of most expensive telephone number ever.
A telephone number or phone number is a sequence of digits used to call from one telephone line to another in a public switched telephone network. When telephone numbers were invented, they were short as few as one, two or three digits and were given orally to a switchboard operator. As phone systems have grown and interconnected to encompass the world, telephone numbers have become longer. In addition to telephones, they now access other devices, such as computers and fax machines.
Doha, Qatar During a charity auction, the most expensive telephone number 666 6666 was sold for £1.500.000 ($2.75 million) at an auction held by Qatar Telecom. The previous record holder was Chinese number 8888 8888, which sold for US$ 480,000 (£270,000). The Cantonese word for eight sounds very similar to the word for rich. It was bought by Sichuan Airlines.
The amount will be utilised by Qtel to establish a health project in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation, Qtel Executive Director (Group Communications) Waleed Mohammad Al Sayed disclosed. The auction was organised by national telco Qtel, which has run two previous auctions and plans to run another in September. Having seven sixes as your mobile number might seem devilish to some, but interpretations vary. A brief dip into the weird world of numerology shows 666 is seen as holy in Judaism because it represents six directions – up, down, north, south, east and west. Others equate it with the Arabic word “Allah” meaning God of this most expensive telephone number.