Some phone numbers are sought for certain business as they are easily memorized or pronounce similar name of its business category in Korean . here TheNumber and GoldNum have been two active On-Line sites to buy and sell such numbers for cell phones . prices vary from W100,000 to even W10,000,000 but now the government is stepping-in to regulate . in essence, buying, selling or changine cellular phone number will be forbidden . if a number is found to be traded, sold or bought : the government will order the carrier to nullify it and fine up to W30,000,000.
Exceptions are :
- number changes necessary from changing jobs and inter-company relations .
Even so, they will NOT be allowed if :
- no calls are recorded for three Months continuously .
– Korea Tech BLog –