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

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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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posted on 08 Oct 2012, 07:41 3

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.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 08:59 3

6. darkdroid (Posts: 44; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)

custom rom ..

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 07:42 6

2. tigermcm (Posts: 860; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)

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

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 07:46 8

3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Well you might have to be Sarah15486. lol


posted on 08 Oct 2012, 08:39

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.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 08:42 4

5. JC557 (Posts: 1794; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

867-5309 will automatically be converted to Jenny.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 09:20 5

7. Synack (Posts: 682; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


posted on 08 Oct 2012, 09:34 2

8. adi4u4882 (Posts: 137; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


posted on 08 Oct 2012, 10:15 2

9. iami67 (Posts: 321; 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

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 11:32 2

10. cncrim (Posts: 911; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

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

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 11:50

11. imeubeu (Posts: 59; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

if I lose my phone an contact #, um watz there # again

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 12:30 2

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.

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 21:18 1

13. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

It's only worth $3 a LIFETIME!

posted on 08 Oct 2012, 22:21

14. drum009 (Posts: 33; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


posted on 09 Oct 2012, 12:26

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...

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 00:05

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 ?

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