Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
A lucky phone number
Posted on 20-Aug-2003 08:02 | Tags Filed under: News



An auction attracted a US$ 280,000 bid for the number 8888-8888. A Chinese airline bought the number because it's lucky (eight times the number eight) - and it's a good number too.

"Everyone at the company believes the number was worth the price we paid," Xing Bing, a spokesperson for Sichuan Airlines, told the Associated Press news agency.

The company is said to be planning to use the number for a 24-hour customer hotline.

Traditional Chinese practices such as choosing lucky numbers and consulting "feng shui" experts to improve one's environment have enjoyed a resurgence of popularity in recent years, correspondents say.

But Sichuan Airlines said it did not purchase the number to promote superstition.

"The number is easy to remember," said Xing Bing. "It's a number that will make customers happy when they call."



More information: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/31639...




comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

The last thing you'd want to have, Hair Loss.
Created by Coil, last reply by cadman on 17-Dec-2017 13:46 (63 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


End of Net Neutrality in the USA
Created by Pumpedd, last reply by huckster on 15-Dec-2017 21:19 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Buy electrical goods from shop normal for electrician to charge more in labour?
Created by Stu1, last reply by Bung on 17-Dec-2017 10:22 (69 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


2018 Census Q&A
Created by freitasm, last reply by nunz on 15-Dec-2017 19:17 (63 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Washing Machine - Super exciting...
Created by WyleECoyoteNZ, last reply by davidcole on 14-Dec-2017 23:10 (12 replies)

Best Wellington ISP?
Created by rynevsn, last reply by michaelmurfy on 17-Dec-2017 16:04 (11 replies)

Kindle integration w/Auckland public libraries - advice sought
Created by Eurochild, last reply by Bung on 14-Dec-2017 10:07 (22 replies)
Pages... 2


Courier woes - what to do?
Created by redeye52, last reply by Technofreak on 15-Dec-2017 11:04 (42 replies)
Pages... 2 3