Sprint offers your name as your number for $3 a month
This is a collaboration between Sprint and Palo Alto company Zoove holding millions of such numbers, where you dial twice asterisk and follow up with numbers matching the name.
Zoove saw an opportunity in partnering with Sprint as it has only sold thousands of its millions of numbers.
When dialling such a number, the phone will either ring or you can have an app send an automated message as an answer or a text.
Would you spend $3 on pimping out your number like this?
source: Sprint via AllThingsD
1. Twitch016 (Posts: 23; Member since: 26 Jan 2012)
Can't say I'm intrigued by the concept; my contact book and all kinds of quick-dial widgets are more than easy enough.
On another (much more compelling) note, what on earth is that GS3 in the picture? It not only has on-screen navigation buttons, but they're stylized to imitate pre-ICS usage. Very, very odd image.
2. tigermcm (Posts: 743; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)
what happens with common names like sarah?????
3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4335; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Well you might have to be Sarah15486. lol
4. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
I have a friend who lucked out and his phone number is :
444-KYLE and his first name is Kyle haha. The first 3 numbers are obviously not 444 but I didn't want to risk giving out his number.
5. JC557 (Posts: 1150; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
867-5309 will automatically be converted to Jenny.
9. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Ya this will work for the first couple hundred people. It will never hit other carriers cause by the time it does we will all have to use screenname like aol again. Ill keep my number ive had for 15 yrs thank you
10. cncrim (Posts: 530; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
I dont think this feature will sale at all, my contact list do extremely well and free.
11. imeubeu (Posts: 59; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)
if I lose my phone an contact #, um watz there # again
12. e.wvu (unregistered)
I'll save $36 dollars a year by simply scrolling through my contact list or dialing their number manually. Sprint is pretty much ripping me off with their whacky service, so I don't want to give them more of my money. Lol.
15. ChangMin2012 (Posts: 87; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)
Well, I don't want to romanize my name, so yeah, my friends would have to dial my name in Korean...
16. AvtoExport (Posts: 15; Member since: 02 Jul 2009)
Did Not work if you dial from any SPRINT cell phone !!!
Zoove Corp., who is provide StarStar services, is SUCKS.
Zoove customer service did Not picking up any line, Never returns call.
Zoove Corp Phone:
Who is Zoove ?