The world’s most expensive mobile number is 666 6666

The world’s most expensive phone number, 666 6666 (now that’s the number of the beast!) was auctioned for charity in Qatar.

It sold for 10m Qatari riyals ($2,745,600 or £1.5m).

The previous record holder was Chinese number 8888 8888, which sold for a lot less: a little over $300,000. 

Why the eight? Because the Cantonese word for the number sounds very similar to the word for “rich”. It was bought by Sichuan Airlines.

Conspiracy lovers like to say that the first Apple computer was sold for $666.66, and that the sixth letter of the Hebrew alphabet is w… so “www” would show how evil the internet is.

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