Imagine if you could tell a friend, “Yeah, just give me a ring at **Shelly.” Pretty cool, right? That’s what Sprint is letting its customers do with a new program called StarStarMe. After you sign up, you get to choose your **MyName number. For three bucks a month, you no longer have a messy phone number to deal with. Sprint has said that you’re able to have up to two MyName numbers per phone and that while it is the first carrier to offer this, the service is not forever exclusive to Sprint. The whole idea is pretty great… unless you’re not the first few people to sign up. What happens when **Shelly is taken? Where do you go from there? It seems like it’ll only be a matter of time until we spiral into the realm of obscure online usernames. “Sure, call me at **XxShelly12xX.” Sometimes, a phone number just has a better ring: 867-5309 sounds better than **Jenny.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 9, 2012
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).