Phone number 0888 888 888 suspended after 3 people who used it have died

Phone number 0888 888 888 suspended after 3 people who used it have died
Call it superstitious or bad luck, but there is one obvious reality that comes along owning the mobile phone number 0888 888 888 – death. That's exactly the end result for every individual who was assigned the number over the course of the last ten years as some of their deaths were the result of a terminal illness and murders. First issued to the former Bulgarian CEO of the wireless carrier Mobitel, Vladimir Grashnov, he eventually succumbed to cancer at the age of 48 back in 2001. It was said to be a rumor that a business rival caused his cancer as they somehow used radioactive poison to trigger the illness. From there the number was passed on to Konstantim Dimitrov, a Bulgarian mafia boss, who was murdered by an assassin in the Netherlands as he was fatally shot back in 2003. The mafia boss, who was 31 back then, was visiting the country to watch over and inspect his £500 million drug smuggling empire. Finally it eventually ended up with Konstantin Dishliev, a crooked businessman, who was also gunned down outside an Indian restaurant as he was discretely running a cocaine trafficking ring. After the third death in the course of the last 10 years, the phone number has been suspended for good and callers are greeted to a message saying that the phone is “outside network coverage.” Two of the deaths were drug smuggling related – which obviously can get you into some serious trouble not only with the law, but angry rivals who want you out as well. Is it just coincidence that the phone number is associated with untimely deaths?

source: The Telegraph via Textually

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13 Comments

1. acquaz10

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 04, 2009

Pointless article. Must have been a slow news day. It was all coincidence.

11. ding2134

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 30, 2008

Cool article.... Azquaz, seriously? You dont need to be the official phone areana bubble buster. Nobody likes them, anywhere.

2. Gowireless

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 23, 2010

thats what happends when you sell drugs u get shot or when your a crooked businessman and u rip people off they all had it comeing to them ill take that number its a easy number

6. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

Thats what it sounds like, it sounds like the lifestyle or "career" choice that got them killed. If the phone number could speak for itself it would probably say, gosh everybody that has a trivial lifestyle gets killed, people are dangerous.

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the phone number is saying "if you heard the conversations i had to connect to, you would have expected all these bastards to get shot. its not my fault that i keep getting assigned to criminals!!"

9. lovebuzz

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 21, 2009

Of course you would take that number Gowireless.

3. pingpong

Posts: 145; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Bet you Chinese people would pay hella money for a number like that. 8s are lucky for them. When I would activate Chinese customers at least half would ask if I could redo the numbers that were generated so they can get something with more 8s.

4. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Yea I call it bad "lack"

5. scottmbolt unregistered

Ironically, all of those names are Russian. Dirty ass Russian gangsters, drinking their vodka, snorting their coke, and playing with their AK-47's.

7. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

This is happening in Mexico too :P And nobody dare pull a "race card". This isn't a racist comment, lets call it what it is: Drug gang violence!

10. ToddD00

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

They should have given this number to obongo before they canned it..

12. jdmdany

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

give that number to osama bin laden

13. Richard Bakerrs unregistered

What the heck!

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