MOBILE NUMBER AUCTION

Virgin holds auction for premium mobile numbers
Mobile number 058 500 0000 up for grabs in Virgin online auction. An auction by Etisalat in 2014 sold the number 050 777 7777 for AED 7.44m ($2m) while the following year rival operator du sold 052 222 2222 for AED 8.01m ($2.18m), believed to be the record paid for a mobile number.