Sprint Offering Personalized Telephone Numbers for $2.99 per Month
So it’s called StarStar Me and it’s a service and yeah it’ll cost you $2.99 per month to have a personalized telephone number. I’m sure this would be great with teenagers, but I don’t get it, especially since it’s going to cost you an extra $3 per month just for a telephone number that you get free basically with your phone. So I guess my new number would be **kris on Sprint then, that is if I wanted this service. I can imagine the names are going to be taken quickly, but if you’re creative you might get lucky and get that **drink or **drink or **biteme or something along those lines. Meh, whatever..
Starting today, Sprint will be the first U.S. mobile carrier to offer an innovative new service, called StarStar Me, that lets customers use a name they choose in place of their mobile telephone number. Imagine meeting someone and instead of telling them 10 hard-to-remember digits, giving them your own memorable mobile number, like **SARAH (**72724) or **CHLOE (**24563).
StarStar Me allows consumers to choose a name, nickname or unique word in place of their mobile phone number – then people can call them on their mobile phone by simply tapping the star key twice on the phone’s keypad, followed by the name, nickname, or unique word they chose, using keypad letters or characters. StarStar Me also offers users the ability to automatically respond to calls with a custom text message when they’re busy, as well as a unique way to share links to their blog, website or social media accounts.
“Sprint customers will be the first people to get StarStar Me,” said Kevin McGinnis, vice president-Product and Technology Development, Sprint. “We expect this service to be especially popular with professionals, students and family customers, who can tailor its use to their individual preferences, lifestyles and interests with a few simple clicks.”
To sign up for StarStar Me, Sprint customers can simply call **ME (**63) on their mobile phone or visithttp://sprint.starstar.me.
Sprint subscribers can have two StarStar Me numbers per mobile phone number. The service costs$2.99/month per StarStar Me number. Calls may be made to StarStar numbers within the United Statesfrom any Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile or AT&T mobile phone.
In addition, customers can also download a free StarStar Me app, available now on Android™-powered smartphones and soon on the iPhone, which allows them to easily manage incoming calls, automatically send a text message to callers when they’re busy, or send callers their contact info, which they can easily add to their address book. Users can also block specific callers, view a call log and manage multiple StarStar numbers. The app can be downloaded from Google Play (Android) and will soon be available in the Apple App Store (iPhone).