Sunday, August 26, 2007

SpoofCard

SpoofCard is a service that will let you enter in whatever you want to show up on a caller ID. I found it out a while back via my son, who freaked me out by calling me and having my own phone number show up on caller ID. When I answered the phone he screamed WE TRACED THE CALLS! THEY'RE COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE! Then I shared the love by using it to call my stepson and having 666 show up on his caller id right after he had watched The Omen.

We all get along so well because of our shared love of horror movies, and the fact that I am immature. My poor cool husband though didn't get the joke when I called him and had 867-5309 as the caller ID. How can anyone have lived through the '80's and not recognize that number? He's not immature, therefore he is often baffled by us.

But that's not the point of this post.

SpoofCard will also let you change your voice as you're making the call. I wouldn't recommend using that though because the voices just sound like you have a cold. That's not the point of this post either.

Something SpoofCard does that is so useful is, it records the phone calls. It saves them in a .WAV format and you can listen to them on the web or download them later. A few reunion advice sites I've seen recommend recording your first phone call so you have it for later. There's software or stuff you can buy that will do that if your phone doesn't offer a recording option. But for those who want something fast and easy, this works well. I had recommended this site to a friend who had a more successful first phone call than I did, and she was really happy to have her call recorded.

It's not that expensive for use as a one-time thing. As of this writing, the cost was $10.00 per hour of call time. They'll also let you make a free 2-minute test call from the website if you want to try it out. The test call doesn't offer the voice changer or recording feature, but you could still use it to call your favorite closed records or corrupt agency villain.

That's kind of immature and stupid, but then again, so is promoting adoption.


10/3 Updated this page. Yes, that is an affiliate link. Yes, I do get money if you purchase an account. I'm trying to fund my New Orleans trip!

7 complaints from ingrates:

suz August 26, 2007 at 11:06 AM  

kinda scarey but kinda cool too. lol.
funny. i saved everything from early reunion. every aim conversatin, every email, every photo.
i dont anymore.

mia,  August 26, 2007 at 2:51 PM  

Thanks a lot, now that stupid song is stuck in my brain.

8675309e-i-i-nnnnn

Andie D. August 26, 2007 at 3:12 PM  

How could your hub not get it???? That is so cool!

I wish I'd been able to record the first convo. I took notes, but they don't make any sense now when I look at them out of context.

Gershom August 26, 2007 at 3:42 PM  

consider me immature and stupid because I have been ROLLING in laughter calling the local "egg donation" number and adoption agencies... tee hee hee hee hee

Trenting August 26, 2007 at 6:09 PM  

My family and I are joking all the time, this would be hilarious!

Amyadoptee August 27, 2007 at 10:32 AM  

Gersh, You are a total riot. Can I join you on that? I would have loved it too. I must be immature too. I have had that song on my brain all day

Ungrateful Little Bastard August 29, 2007 at 7:17 AM  

There is great power in immaturity :)

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