An Exclusive Auction Event Including Lewis Hamilton

Doha, 14 February, 2009: On the 01/03/09 Vodafone will turn on its mobile network. To celebrate this occasion, Vodafone will host an exclusive event and will auction off the reservation rights to 40 of the most desirable numbers - STAR NUMBERS.

One of the numbers is 7771777 and was especially chosen by Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton. The successful bidder will reserve this Star Number and will meet Lewis Hamilton in person at the Grand Prix in April. Courtesy of Vodafone, the Grand Prix experience will include a full weekend of VIP hospitality and entertainment as well as access to the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes VIP Club - with the best seats in the house for all the Grand Prix action!

The STAR number 7000001will be the first ever Vodafone number and will be auctioned off first at the event. Other STAR numbers include 7878787, 7111117, 7888887, 7111111, 7999999 and 7272727. A full list of all Star Numbers that will be auctioned on the night are listed on Vodafone's website

The Star Numbers auction event will be held at the Sharq Village and Spa starting at 7pm.
Only 500 tickets are available to attend this event which is set to be one of the most exciting events of the year. Tickets can be purchased at a cost of QR 2000 from Sunday the 15th of February at Al Sharq reception from 10am to 10pm.

The auction will be conducted by premier auction house Sotheby's and proceeds from the event will go to Reach Out to Asia (ROTA).

For those seeking other numbers that are of significance to them, Vodafone will announce the full range of available numbers and how to reserve them in due course.


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