Google Voice Search: Easy & Free Prank Calls?

Apr 17, 2007 • 7:09 am | comments (17) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

Google Voice Prank CallsA couple weeks ago Google launched Google Voice Local Search. We know Google has been working on this for a while, glad to see it is live.

Basically, you dial 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411) from a phone (I suspect a pay phone works also) and tell it what you want.

I tried it out by calling myself in my office.

  1. Dialed number
  2. GOOG 411, experimental
  3. What city or state?
  4. What business name or category
  5. Listed business details and said I'll connect you
  6. The phone number that the Caller ID displayed was 800-466-4411

So I suspect kids can use this to dial the local bar and play prank calls. Here are some ideas on prank calls Bart Simpson used. :) I would think Google has thought of this, so I am not too worried. Heck, they have tons of web spam filters, so applying some of those brains to prank calls, can't be too hard?

In any event, the voice recognition worked very well, even over a speaker phone. It was easy to use and I liked it.

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Comments:

gabs

04/17/2007 02:25 pm

ring ring barry ;)

todd

04/17/2007 04:15 pm

Or you can dial *67 and call them directly. I don't see how it's any different.

rodd

04/17/2007 04:21 pm

"dial *67" And they can dial you back with *69, or you can block anonymous calling. Plus, *57 can still be used to register a call as harassing, even when it's been dialed with *67.

Hip Hop

04/17/2007 04:22 pm

No one's gonna use 411 ever again !! GOOG411 FTW

bobabc

04/17/2007 04:24 pm

FREE PAYPHONE CALLS

Hip Hop

04/17/2007 04:28 pm

No one's gonna use 411 ever again !! GOOG411 FTW

nathaniel

06/15/2007 01:25 am

hello danny! this is an anportant call. you are invited to a meeting at the post office on saturday 2o,clock. don,t be late! oh! gotch you dad

Beto

06/21/2007 02:55 pm

When You Call A Toll Free Number, You Can Not Block Your Number Ever If You Dial *67. Since They Pay For The Call, They Have The Right To Get Your Number.

Beto

06/21/2007 03:02 pm

And This Article Is Stupid, How Can You Promote The Abuse Of Such A Good Free Service. Stupid Kids Are Gonna Mess It Up For Everybody Else. Its Very Hard To Find Free Services That Provide Free Calls. Between The Greedy Telco And The Lames Who Abuse Such Services, We Are Not Gonna Have Anything Good Left. So Please, Don't F*** It Up For Everybody.

Barry Schwartz

06/21/2007 03:08 pm

How do you type with capital case for your whole paragraph?

T

10/07/2007 05:12 pm

WHEN I DIAL *57 ON MY CELL PHONE I GOT THE BROWNS GAME!! WHY IS THAT?

nini

03/18/2008 10:48 pm

do yall know a free number you can use to change your number so you can prank call CELL #'s i been lookin for a while had no luck

confused

08/20/2008 01:18 pm

ARe Yoou Sure THis Is FREE!!

Acul

12/21/2010 04:15 pm

you type *67 not *57

Isabel luna

01/18/2011 09:54 pm

right they say its free b ut it cost $20 or $50 $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ i no my daddy never put me on your cut off i will have to hurt so one

diane

02/16/2012 09:35 pm

exacily

Alysons a**

04/05/2012 12:15 am

you all SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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