Trade a Lexus for a prestigious phone number? In Iraq, the best digits cost a mint.

February 14, 2018 10:15 pm stripes.com
Trade a Lexus for a prestigious phone number? In Iraq, the best digits cost a mint.

BAGHDAD — In Iraq, owning this special item can grease the skids in business, get a politician to stand at attention and even inspire affection in a sweetheart. This key that opens so many doors is a cellphone SIM card. But not just any SIM card. It must be "distinguished," associated with a phone number considered prestigious because it has a distinctive or beautiful series of digits. Say, for instance,…

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