Pranking your friends, family members or co-workers as well as random people is one of the many ways to start fun things happening. Although you may have to make fun of one of your friends, the idea of laughter and humor is undeniably a factor that many people will prioritize. There are many prank call numbers that you can use to accomplish this humorous thing. Of course, you can do it on your own by using telephone number that is not under your name and the recipient does not know that number, but this option can be a little bit troublesome especially for the owner of the telephone number that you use. Nevertheless, the idea of prank calling is common and there are many people who are using it – people from all ages (especially the teens and the young adults).
What is a prank call?
This type of joke literally makes use of the telephone as the communication or medium to send the joke. This kind of joking became mainstream during the 1970s and there were many persons who fell prey to the prank caller – celebrities are also included as the prank caller and the prey. The joke used by prank callers has wide range of scope. It can be a simple hang up, which is annoying to some; it can also include false calls, threats and emergency services. These are the reason why many people fall victim to the prank call jokes. However, in the United States of America as well as in some countries, prank calling using false emergency services are considered as criminal offense. There are many instances that prank calls went horribly wrong causing problems along the way to the innocent victims. Examples of this are bomb threats that are not real here.
Nevertheless, prank calling using telephone lines has some obstacle now. With the emergence of caller ID, calling can be problematic as the recipient of the call can be traced and if the prank call is offensive for the recipient. You probably think of using payphones, but the payphones are slowly being phased out since the start of the century.
In the media today, you can hear and listen to prank calling live as many radio stations and DJs are prank calling live on air. One of the latest examples is the prank call made by DJ hosts of Hot30 Countdown made a prank call to the nurse working for the King Edward IV Hospital and the nurse attending the Duchess of Cambridge Catherine. These DJ hosts are based in Australia and were successful in deceiving the nurse that they are Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles.
The Internet and the prank call
With the growing security on using telephones and the need for prank callers to conceal themselves, the Internet is now becoming the avenue to continue prank calling. If you will search for prank call hotline numbers over the Internet, you will find many websites offering such services. Prank calling over the Internet uses the technology of VoIP such as Skype or the application embedded in the website of the provider of prank calls. In addition, if you do not want to do the prank calling, but want to hear many prank calls done, you can tune in to many internet radio stations. There are many Internet radio stations that conduct live prank calling. Also, they accept suggestions from listeners that they will later carry out. Most of these websites are still online and operating prank calls.
Prank calls are not always fun or hilarious – some cause serious damages to the person or establishment they made that joke call to. One virtual prank calling community has been causing entities to lose as much as tens of thousands of dollars because of their the bad joke. This community mostly targets the fast food restaurants and the hotels and they deceive them by posing as people with authority and they prank the unsuspecting victims into doing humiliating actions.
For prank callers, it is important to know that there is a law governing calling and prank calls are included in it. If these calls are made to harass, threaten, abuse or annoy, the caller can be liable to the law.