The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission reaped over 46 million baht from its third auction of “lucky” phone numbers on Sunday, said Mr Korkit Danchaivichit, deputy secretary-general of the telecom regulator.
Altogether 95 “lucky” phone numbers were put on auction and 36 of them were auctioned off, with the highest bidding price being number 096-9999999 at 4,504,444 baht from the starting price of three million baht.
The second highest bidding price is 3,015,000 baht for number 099-6999999 with price starting at 500,000 baht. There were altogether 150 bids for this lucky number before the bidding stopped.
Another “lucky’ phone number, 099-9995555, was auctioned off at 1,530,000 baht.