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Old 27th July 2007, 11:30   #1
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Default Whats the value of a VIP number? As high as a new Accord

A fancy VIP number costs how much? 10,000? 50,000? 5,00,000?

Son of a Ludhiana based city garment manufacturers spent (wasted is the word actually) 15,50,000 for a fancy Hutch number : 09780000000

Source: times of india (todays..) . The paper also carries his number (posted above...)

15.5Lacs... some people are really born with a gold (or platinum) spoon
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Old 27th July 2007, 11:34   #2
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He can't use it as a private number since its already public. Probable use is as an helpline number for a corporate.
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Lol. I read this. All I can say is DOH! If someone wants to spend all that money on a number, more power to him I say.

But, now that the number is published for millions to see, and we all know he has so much extra money floating around, I can just see the underworld types rubbing their hands in glee!
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Read about the same in the morning's paper. Loads of money they have it seems.

The article also mentions Ludhiana has the highest number of Mercs.
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With the number of crank calls he'll probably now get on that number, it won't be long before he'll have to disconnect it. 15.5 L thoroughly washed down the drain.
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this type of number is available for 50k...

99999999x9
9999999x99
999999x999

I think the above guy got ripped off....
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it was an auction and he knew the price would go quite high. its not abt getting ripped off. i think its more abt showing off to the world!
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it was an auction and he knew the price would go quite high. its not abt getting ripped off. i think its more abt showing off to the world!
I agree........
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The Malhotra family (name is already in the papers) even celebrated the purchase of the number with sweets et al !

Just goes to show, people's priorities can vary sooooo much.
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Just plain bulls**t it is. A big show off thats it.
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saw this in NDTV last night. I saw this fancy guy too boasting about his number.

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it was an auction and he knew the price would go quite high. its not abt getting ripped off. i think its more abt showing off to the world!
Wonder who was the losing bidder, could it be that there is another of this species ?
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Wonder who was the losing bidder,
Probably his cousin!
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Saw on Aajtak Last night, 15 Lacs is just plain bull****.

Now on he will daily get 20-25 Missed calls..
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Thumbs down Ridiculous isn't it!

His Dad has proudly said that he's always been like this - bidding for fancy numbers; he mentioned though that this time it was a little too high. Our man has said that he borrowed money from family, friends & relatives to round up the required amount - he would be paying them back.

I was just wondering - what do you think the family's monthly income would be like, a few crores perhaps? I mean what a bloody waste of money I say
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Now on he will daily get 20-25 Missed calls..
that would be the no he will be getting every min.
i think its plain wastage of money
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