For Sale: World's Most Famous Phone Number

By Caitlin Millat
|  Monday, Feb 2, 2009  |  Updated 6:26 PM EDT
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For Sale: World's Most Famous Phone Number

Phone number 867-5309, made famous in the 1980's by a Tommy Tutone song, is for sale on EBay.

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For a mere $2,025, you can own the most famous musical phone number in the world.

The number (201) 867-5309, featured in the hit 1981 Tommy Tutone song "867-5309/Jenny," is being sold on e-Bay by a New Jersey DJ who bought the number in 2004.

Spencer Potter, 28, told the New York Times that he thought owning the number would boost his music business. Instead, Potter said he received more than 30 calls a day from fans of the song who dialed the number as a joke.

So Potter turned to EBay to sell both the number and his DJ company, A Blast Entertainment.

"Selling my DJ company with the most famous number in HISTORY - 867-5309," the ad reads.

The current bid is $2,025, and bidding is set to end on Feb. 9. The number can be transferred to any area code in the country.

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