Sprint offers your name as your number for $3 a month

Sprint offers your name as your number for $3 a month
Sprint customers are now able to buy a special number for themselves that will make it possible for people to dial two stars and their name to contact them. Sprint is charging $3 a month for such a number, and the customer could then be contacted by all major carriers.

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.

Sprint offers your name as your number for $3 a month
The goal is to offer the same service on other big U.S. carriers as well.

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

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16 Comments

1. Twitch016

Posts: 23; Member since: Jan 26, 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.

6. darkdroid

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

custom rom ..

2. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

what happens with common names like sarah?????

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Well you might have to be Sarah15486. lol +1

4. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 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: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

867-5309 will automatically be converted to Jenny.

7. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

**GOKU

8. adi4u4882

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

KA-ME-HA-ME-HA!!!

9. iami67

Posts: 330; Member since: Oct 18, 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: 1573; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

I dont think this feature will sale at all, my contact list do extremely well and free.

11. imeubeu

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 01, 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.

13. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

It's only worth $3 a LIFETIME!

14. drum009

Posts: 33; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

**VOLTRON

15. ChangMin2012

Posts: 87; Member since: Apr 14, 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: Jul 02, 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: 1-650-798-2700 1-877-283-5495 Who is Zoove ?

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