Auspicious phone number in China fetches $300,000 at online auction

A mobile phone number was sold for a whopping US$ 300,000¬†after hundreds of people vied online for the right to use the apparently auspicious string of digits. The number ends in five eights, a sought-after combination in China as the word “eight” in Mandarin sounds similar to the word for “prosperity”. The number was among […]