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Desirable mobile numbers up for grabs on Nov 27

Do the mobile numbers 0-999-999-999 or 0-888-888-888 appeal to you? If so, get ready to bid for them late this month, provided you want to part with at least 20 million baht.

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) will hold its first auction of desirable mobile numbers on Nov 27, with the starting price at 1 million baht.

Prospective bidders may register from Monday to Nov 25 between 9am and 4m at its office on Soi Sai Lom off Phahon Yothin Rd in Bangkok.

Sixteen numbers will be put on the block this time. The "Platinum" set consists of two numbers -- 0-999-999-999 and 0-888-888-888 -- with the starting price of 20 million baht and the minimum spread of 50,000 baht.

The "Gold" set comprises 14 numbers with an eight-digit string of same numbers. The starting price is 1 million baht and the spread is 10,000 baht.   

The numbers can be used by both individuals and companies and can be sold.

The NBTC expected keen interest from the private sector as companies might want them as their call-centre numbers.

The regulator targeted at least 100 million baht from the auction. The proceeds will be submitted to the Finance Ministry, not for its own use, it stressed.

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