Obviously, pranks and practical jokes are one of the most common reasons why people would use a service that lets you fake your caller ID. This allows you to play jokes on your friends and family members without them knowing who you are. Since you can input any number as the phone number that shows up on the caller ID, you can also use the service to make it appear that you are in a different city. The Spoof Card mobile app has a few other interesting features that can make pranks more fun. It lets you change your voice so the targets of your prank don’t recognize you. It also allows you to add different kinds of background noise (nightclub, traffic, crowd, casino, etc.) to give the impression that you’re somewhere you’re not.
However, Spoofcard isn’t just made for laughs. If you’re a professional, you may sometimes need to get in touch with your clients, vendors or business associates while you’re out of the office. But you may not want them to have your personal phone number. By using Spoofcard, you can set your business number to appear on the caller ID instead. Another useful feature for business use is the ability to record calls. This allows you to have proof if you’ve made any agreements on the phone, such as a product order or a payment arrangement from a client. The ability to record calls also lets you save important information, such as dates and addresses, without having to write them down. This can be quite convenient if you’re talking on the phone while driving.
Currently, the Spoof Card app is available for the iPhone, however due to controversy surrounding the service, it was banned from the official App Store. Therefore, those who wish to use it will need to jailbreak their device and install Cydia. You can then download the app from Cydia.
An Android version is currently being developed and is expected to be released in 2013. In the meantime, those who use an Android device can still use the service by accessing the Spoofcard mobile site using their phone’s browser.]]>
Spoof cards are used much like calling cards, but they allow you to change your caller ID, fake your caller ID, or disguise the number you are calling from – AND even to use voice changing technology to change your voice – making a female voice sound like a male, and vice versa. You could pass yourself off as the President, for example.
Group spoofing uses the spoof card to fool more than one person at a time, and adds to the amusement and hilarity. With group spoofing, you can call several different people, and make it appear that you are calling from a different number – and/or that you are actually a different person! And of course, the voice changing possibilities of the program make it even more interesting. Or – you can add another person who can listen in on the conversation and join in the fun. The spoof card is also so set up that you have the possibility of recording your group spoof as well – which you can then play back later.
The way it works with one of the common spoof cards available is – simplistically explained: first, the caller logs in, and goes to an account dashboard. There is a tab entitled “group spoof,” and there are fields to fill in for each number/person that is to be involved. For each phone number called, the instigator chooses the Caller ID that they want the recipient(s) to see. When it is fully set up, a number is dialed on the dashboard, and the spoof card app carries out a group spoof in whatever way the caller has programmed it.
A spoof card can be purchased online for a fee and used from pretty much any location to instigate a group spoof.]]>
The Modern-Day Caller ID Spoof
Back in the way, a few simple key punches would let someone hide their phone number and name from caller ID when making a call. SpoofCard is the modern version of that. Callers can use it to provide their business number when calling from home or simply to play a prank on friends. Callers can set both the 10-digit number as well as the name that appears on screen for incoming calls.
This new technology works with an app that is available for all the major mobile operating systems: Android, Windows, iOS and BlackBerry. Even regular phones work with SpoofCard. After purchasing credits, users have to call the SpoofCard number, enter the number that they wish to call and then enter the number that they wish to appear on caller ID. The service only works when users call from the number registered from their SpoofCard account, however.
While SpoofCard does work on iPhones, the user must have a jailbroken phone to download the app via Cydia as Apple has banned the app from the iTunes store. An official Android app is in the works for folks who own one of those devices.
SpoofCard for Fun
SpoofCard includes several features that make it fun. For example, multiple callers can join the conversation. Plus, callers can change the sound of their voice with this app or add background noises. Those noises can add legitimacy to a prank call.
One interesting feature of this technology is the ability to record phone calls. Of course, users can rely on this to replay conversations for entertainment, but anyone who has difficulty remembering conversations might also find SpoofCard useful for this reason.
The features are available via the mobile site for SpoofCard until the company developers more mobile apps.
The Price to Spoof
Right now, SpoofCard requires users to purchase credits. The packages start at $.9.95 for an hour and go up to $99.95 for 750 minutes. These prices are for calls made to numbers within the United States, and as of the time of publication, SpoofCard is best for American users.
SpoofCard has been featured by a number of journalism and news outlets, but not everyone will have user for a caller ID spoofing service.]]>
Throughout the long history of phones, devices have been available that allow you to change your voice. Some have worked better than others, and most have come in the form of external devices such as toy voice modulators for comic effects and digital voice changers for a more convincing feel. The Spoof Card eliminates the need for extra gadgetry, allowing you to simply change your voice by taking advantage of the free included feature. Along with the options to fake your caller ID and allow multiple people on a call, SpoofCard’s voice changing features were designed for mischief and intrigue.
Anyone with a mischievous streak, an idle stretch of time, and telephone access has likely experimented with a prank call or two. SpoofCard is an ideal tool for fooling friends and family. The voice changing options let you sound like the other gender, and let younger callers sound more mature when the need arises. Because the function is carried out on the fly, simply by calling with a Spoof Card, the voice changing feature is available regardless of whether you are on your own cell phone, a friend’s, or a land-line telephone.
SpoofCards also allow multiple people on a single call, which can add a new dimension of fun to a prank by increasing either the audience or the number of victims. A good prank is always better with more friends involved. When you make use of the option for multiple people on a call, you eliminate the need to gather your friends around a speaker phone and the risk of someone giggling and giving away the game too soon. The option to record your call means you can relive the entertainment later by accessing the recording through the phone itself or online.
Another function of a Spoof Card is the option to change how your name and number will appear on the recipient’s caller ID. The appeal for this feature goes far beyond mere opportunities to play pranks and cause idle mischief. You can protect your identity, or the identity of the person whose phone you are using, if you need to communicate with someone untrustworthy. More serious uses include information gathered for private investigations, catching unfaithful spouses or lovers, and tricking guilty perpetrators into admitting wrongdoing.
A SpoofCard gives you the freedom of anonymity whenever the need calls for it, whether your purpose is fun or more serious. By letting you change your caller ID and your voice on any phone, as well as offering recording and group call features, SpoofCard proves a versatile tool.]]>
Obtaining a SpoofCard to Change Your Caller ID
It does not cost that much money to obtain SpoofCard caller ID services in order to have a little fun. In fact, the smallest SpoofCard package costs around five dollars. SpoofCard packages give men and women the ability to change the caller ID that is shown to a person when the customer calls him or her. However, these are not the only types of features that are available when you purchase services from SpoofCard. For example, men and women have the option of taking advantage of tools that allow them to change the sound of their voice and record the calls that are made with SpoofCard. These are tools that can add to the fun of prank calling friends or family.
Purchasing and Using SpoofCard
After you follow the prompts on the SpoofCard website and purchase the SpoofCard package that you are interested in, you will be given a PIN number. The SpoofCard company should issue you your PIN number by emailing it to you after you make your purchase and provide the required contact information. You will then be able to access your SpoofCard control panel and account. From here, you will be able to record different calls, disguise the sound of your voice and change the caller ID phone number that shows up on the recipient’s caller ID device.
How to Use SpoofCard Services
Contrary to popular device, you can use the services that SpoofCard offers on a wide range of different devices. For example, you can use SpoofCard services to make prank phone calls on a landline phone, your cell phone and even from your computer. You have the ability to change your caller ID number when you use each method. In addition, you can change the sound of your voice and record your phone calls from any device that you can use to make your SpoofCard phone calls. The calls that you make are automatically recorded. They are saved to your control panel. One of the best things about SpoofCard is the fact that you can download .mp3 files of your recorded phone calls from the control panel. In order to change the number that shows up on the recipient’s caller ID, you simply need to enter in the phone number that you want to show up when you are asked for it.]]>