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Wrong Number Generator
SpySite.com is selling a prank gadget that seems like it would have the potential to drive someone crazy... such as a boss you intensely dislike. Unfortunately the gadget costs $89, which is a bit steep. From spysite's description:

It causes calls made from the target phones to reach wrong numbers! Think about how absolutely maddening and frustrating that would be if it were to happen to your phone. Now, you'll begin to appreciate the devastating effect that this device can have.

Just to toy with their fury and confusion even more, it is engineered to allow about 25% of the calls dialed to go through correctly. (Note: calls to 911 will always go through.) And, as is the case with all of the devices in this section, even once the target realizes that something very weird is going on, they'll be hard-pressed to stop it; replacing their telephones or even getting a new phone number won't do any good since they would have to locate the actual device and remove it. Installs anywhere along the telephone line;


(via OhGizmo)
Categories: PranksTechnology
Posted by The Curator on Thu Jan 24, 2008
Now if I could put this on my phone and have incoming calls re-directed it might be interesting to have. My phone number is one digit away from a business in town and I get their calls a lot.
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Thu Jan 24, 2008  at  01:20 PM
I was reading the other day where the former East German Stasi (secret police) followed a well-known protester around and repeatedly let the air out of one of the tires on her baby carriage so that anyone she told the story to would think she was crazy.

It occurs to me that this phone misdialing device could be used to accomplish the same thing. Who would believe you if you told them that, no matter how careful you were, a lot of your phone calls went to the wrong number?
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Thu Jan 24, 2008  at  07:57 PM
I hear there's a device available in the U.K. that allows the user to terminate someone elses cellphone calls. The article stated that the device is not available in the U.S. yet, but is gaining popularity in restaurants and theatres over there. It's a point and shoot device, meaning that any cellphone users within range of the device in the direction it is aimed will have their call terminated.
Posted by Christopher  in  Warm, sunny Florida  on  Fri Jan 25, 2008  at  09:47 AM
"I hear there's a device available in the U.K. that allows the user to terminate someone elses cellphone calls. The article stated that the device is not available in the U.S. yet, but is gaining popularity in restaurants and theatres over there."

You can actually find things like that for sale in the U.S. One little problem: they're illegal to use in this country.
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Fri Jan 25, 2008  at  08:16 PM
Heh, yeah, these little devices are fun to use. And there are all sorts. There's the one here, and there are ones that will allow all outgoing calls but kills the ringer on incoming ones, ones that make every caller sound like a 5-year-old girl, and ones that inform anybody calling that number that it's been disconnected. They're often used by police or whomever when they're staking out a target and getting ready to move in, but they want to disorganise and demoralise the target first to make the job easier. As has been mentioned, though, I think that they're all illegal for individuals to actually use (if not to own) in most places.
Posted by Accipiter  on  Sat Jan 26, 2008  at  01:02 AM
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