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Sprint Now Offering Vanity Phone Numbers Aliases With **Me Service 85

MojoKid writes "Sprint has announced a new vanity phone number alias service called **Me. In a nutshell, **Me lets you create a custom name that people can use to call you if they don't have your actual number programmed into their phone. For example, if your name is Jerry, you can use **Jerry as your handle. Or perhaps if your nickname is "Mad Dog", you can opt for **MadDog. Monikers must be at least 5 characters in length but no more than 9, not counting the two stars. The service costs $2.99 per month, but there are no additional usage charges beyond your normal Sprint plan. Currently, **Me will only accept calls from Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and other Sprint customers, and doesn't accept text messages yet."
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Sprint Now Offering Vanity Phone Numbers Aliases With **Me Service

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  • by Bill, Shooter of Bul ( 629286 ) on Monday October 08, 2012 @06:15PM (#41591045) Journal

    Let me pay for the oppretunity to be easily reached by any and all marketing companies with scketchy products and willingness to violate the do not call list? Where do I sign up? Can I have two for three times the price? Is sprint really charging enough money for this? Can they possibly sell these lists to such marketing companies that will promise to offer me worthless crap with a robotic message recorded by a non native english speaker, to make up for the low, low price for such awesomeness?

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