Dial my number
The numbers are advertisements for your local handyman – the guy who will fix your washing mashine, unclog your drain or repair your motorbike.
As one Hanoi resident told me, the authorities cleverly decreed: every phone number that’s advertised this way will be disconnected.
Unfortunately, the Hanoi handymen were even cleverer: they started putting up the numbers of their competitors in the hope of driving them out of business that way.
The Hanoi officials have meanwhile given in and given up…