Are you one of those people who have trouble remembering your own phone number ? If you are then your problems could soon be over……if you have 20 million baht to spare !!
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) are auctioning 16 numbers which will be a piece of cake to remember.
The “second tier” numbers will be a run of 8 identical numbers and 14 are available. They come at a “bargain” starting price of 1 million baht and bids will increase by 10,000 baht a time.
However, for those with incredibly bad memories you can bid for the following two numbers :-
0-999-999-999 and 0-888-888-888. Bidding will start at 20 million baht each with bids increasing by 50,000 baht a time.
For those desperate to obtain one of these numbers you can register for the auction with the NBTC from November 14 to November 25 between 9am and 4pm.
Their office is in Soi Sai Lom off Phahon Yothin Road in Bangkok. The auction is scheduled for November 27 and it is estimated that it could generate 100 million baht which would go to the Finance Ministry.
Individuals or companies are eligible to bid but it is thought that large private companies will be most interested for use with their call centres.
(Thanks to Bangkok Post)