Vanity Cell Phone Numbers Are a Thing?
All Carriers Expected To Offer It By Early 2013
Does your tired old 10-digit phone number bore you to tears? Does it fail to reflect your sparkling individuality? Fear not, for the vanity phone number is on its way.
That is, for Sprint customers any way. The phone company is reportedly teaming up with a Zoove Corporation program called StarStar Me that allows users to customize their cell phone numbers much in the same fashion vanity license plates are made. For a $2.99 a month fee, users can pick any available name or word between five and ten characters long as their new number.
So, for example, instead of calling 657-5329, now you might be able to reach her by just dialing ‘Jenny.' And how much cooler is that?
The drawbacks, however, are worth noting. StarStar Me numbers can't receive text messages and people with common names like "Mike" or "Samantha" will have to start getting creative after every combination of their moniker has been claimed.
But if you still want the service and you don't have Sprint, you don't need to worry. The service is expected to be offered by all U.S. carriers by early 2013.
Until then, a really cool case may be your best bet when it comes to cell phone self-expression.