Nice phone number - how to get one

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  1. #1

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    May 2005
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    Nice phone number - how to get one

    Hello,

    want to get a new contract for my blackberry and change a phone number. Is there any service/way in HK to buy a nice/easy-to-remember phone number?


  2. #2

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    Oct 2007
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    some of the small telco/phone shops that you see in TST and Mong Kok sell phone numbers that you can select and buy.

    price depends on how nice the number is.
    the range is anywhere from $500 to $1M+

    these companies buy thousands of prepaid phone cards and numbers and resell them.

    once you activate the card, you must transfer it to your main phone provider before the card expires in order to keep it.

    numbers like 9xxx-5488 would probably sell for $1000,

    numbers with lots of 8s or repetition ie. 6888-888x or 6xxx-2222 sell for tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    shops will normally carry huge booklets with thousands of individual numbers along with the price, and you choose the one you want.


  3. #3

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    May 2005
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    Thanks EvilLandlord (what a creepy nick). Are there any other ways ?