$520’000 USD for Oman telephone number

 $520’000 USD for Oman telephone number

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Bids for Gold and Diamond grade mobile phone numbers fast approached 200’000 OMR ($520’000 USD), with 2 hours left for the first VIP mobile phone number online auction in Oman have exceeded 190k OMR.

190’000 is currently the highest bid at the moment on Omantel’s auction site, for the mobile phone number 7111 1111.

Although concerns have been raised over privacy due to the fact that the very publicly published numbers now belong to individuals who’s wealth is now also known.

The online auction was launched at 10:00 am on Thursday on the websites of two Oman telecom operators Omantel and Ooredooo, and will go on until 10:00 am on Saturday. (UTC +4).

The Telecom Regulatory Authority recently issued a ruling to organise the allocation of telecommunications numbers pursuant to Decision No. 1/2018. As per this decision allocation of diamond and gold numbers will be by auction in accordance with the procedures set forth in the decision, as this would allow greater transparency in the allocation of telecommunications numbers to beneficiaries.

The money raised from the auction must go to charity, the TRA ruled earlier.

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