Press Release

Telenor to hold 3rd special numbers auction in Taunggyi

18 May, 2016 - Yangon

  • Up to 80 numbers to be auctioned, across (0)977, (0)978 and (0)979 prefixed numbers
  • Profits to be used for a Monastic School in Taunggyi

May 18, 2016, Yangon – Telenor Myanmar Limited (“Telenor”) today announced that it will hold its third public special numbers auction in Taunggyi, enabling customers to bid for 80 special numbers. Profits gained from this auction will be donated to build a new monastic school building and acquire water pump in Dhama Widu Monastic School in Taunggyi, Shan State.

These numbers – with the prefix (0)977, (0)978 and (0)979 – offer special numbers in popular variations like (0)979 9099990, (0)977 7777700, (0)978 8889000, and others with similar numerical patterns. Reserve bidding prices begin at MMK 3 million for all numbers. The process will be assured by law firm MN Associates.

Previous special numbers auction in Yangon and Mandalay have collected total bids of MMK 4,835lakh and MMK 3,579 lakh respectively. From these two events, a total of MMK 3,183 lakh was donated to Myanmar Mobile Education’s (myME) programmes, following the Yangon auction, and MMK 2,289 lakh was donated to Myat Lay Yone Monastic School in Kwan Chan Gone Township and in Thin Kha Yine Orphanage in Bago Township, from the Mandalay auction.

The auction will take place at the Royal Taunggyi Hotel in Taungyi on Tuesday, 31th May, 2016. Interested bidders may register by sending a request with their name, mailing address, email address, NRC or company details, and bank account details to or by calling (0)979 7000097, up to May 25th, 2016. Due to seats limitation, Telenor will select and confirm successful participants before the auction event. The company will also continue holding more auctions in other states and regions of Myanmar, for which dates and times will be announced in the future.

“We have delightedly witnessed that our customers are very enthusiastic to contribute to the local communities while buying to own a beautiful number. We managed to support for building new monastics schools and digital literacy centers by the benefits we acquired from the two previous auctions in Yangon and Mandalay. We highly appreciate our customers’ support to empower local communities together with us. Taunggyi is one of the big cities in Myanmar and together with residents from Taunggyi we believe we will be able to contribute more to the society,” said Joslin E Myrthong, Chief Marketing Officer of Telenor Myanmar.

About Dhama Widu Monastic School

Dama Widu Monastic School is located on Gon Htoo Street, Yadanar Thiri Ward, Taunggyi. It is home to 250 orphans providing formal education. It was established in 1994 with 24 young monks and later expended to accept underprivileged children from neighborhood and adjacent towns. The school sustains itself from government subsidies and from public donors but is in need of a new building for girls, and water pumps to provide enough water to all students.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Alex Nyi Nyi Aung (Mr.)
Corporate Communications,
(95) 9 79 100 0004

Mr. Soe Thu Tun
Mango Media for Telenor Myanmar
(95) 1 512 884 ,(95) 9 450 001 087

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