Friday, September 26, 2008 Adds VoIP Flavor to Prank Calls

It's called Hoax Call, and it lets you prank call people right from your browser. If you're familiar with soundboards, the Flash-powered array of links that play small sound clips from popular movies, you'll feel right at home with Hoax Call. It offers three of these boards that can control, then use to connect you to any number in the U.S., Canada, or the U.K. Each soundboard scenario has a different theme. The site has launched with just three, one that fakes a radio call, a standard wrong number, and an "annoying eBay buyer" who is attempting to return a computer they got off the auction site. What's neat is that it combines your standard soundboard with VoIP calling, so you can hear your phone call through the computer speakers, then send over each audio clip in near real-time. You can also tweak specific details like your name and the person you're trying to reach so that it can be personalized, lessening the chances of the person hanging up.

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