A friend of mine, Danny, with 123Spoof showed me a beta of the 123Spoof BlackBerry application a few weeks back and I was suitable impressed. We were at a lounge and he called me from a different number and sounded like a woman. Which made me wonder… Talk about a way to freak out your friends. On the other hand I can see 123Spoof having uses other than just prank calling.
NOTE: This is one of those applications that you either love or hate. If you love it enjoy, if you don’t that is also your right. Just don’t blame me when your wife, significant other, or friend takes it out on you after you spoof them. Let me know what you think in the comments!
123Spoof just released their BlackBerry application that lets you:
- Modify your caller ID to whatever you want
- Completely alter your voice to male or female
- Record your call and play it from your BlackBerry
- Make international calls using the 123Spoof as a calling card
- Or send your call straight to your recipients voicemail box
Its got some useful features including:
- Free ad supported version with limited features
- Local access numbers in 40+ countries
- You can spoof call internationally
- Integration with your BlackBerry contacts
- Listen and forward call recordings from your BlackBerry
I think one of the coolest features is that you can easily email the call recording to someone from the app. I can see this having some business uses for that. On the other hand you could also be using it nefariously to record some great prank calls. Keep in mind that calls all go through their system so you are giving up a certain amount of privacy when you use this service…
There is a free and paid version of the 123Spoof service. The free version makes you listen to ads before it connects the call and the paid version makes you buy a lump sum of credits. Some features such the voice changer do not work in the free version but the caller ID spoofing still does.
The application integrates with your BlackBerry contacts making this a simple and easy to use service for both business and fun. To test this application, I called my wife (by pulling it from my contacts, just select phonebook) from my BlackBerry, but displaying my office number on the Caller ID (pulled from my contact’s as well). Then I walked into the house, while we were still on the phone. You should’ve seen the look on her face.
I was also interested in the straight to voicemail feature. You just check the option that says straight to voicemail. Then, place the call and your call will side-step the other persons phone ringing and your call will be forwarded straight to their voicemail. Then a “missed call” will appear on the person’s cell phone along with your message. (If only I had this years ago…)
To be fair, the voice changer option is fairly decent compared to other ones out there but still does not sound 100% human. Don’t have unreasonable expectations, it won’t make the Hulk sound like Angelina Jolie, but it definitely disguises your voice and can change it to sound like the opposite sex.