NBCT nets over 46 million baht from auction of “lucky” phone numbers

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.