Bids close in on OMR200k for VIP phone number

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Muscat: Bids for Gold and Diamond grade mobile phone numbers hit OMR190,000, with 14 hours left for the first VIP mobile phone number online auction in Oman.

OMR190,000 is currently the highest bid at the moment on Omantels auction site, for the mobile phone number 7111 1111.



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.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority recently issued a ruling to organise the allocation of telecommunications numbers pursuant to Decision No. 1/2018, that was published in the Gazette. 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 will go to charity, the TRA said earlier.
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