Recently, a group of students from a well known university ran a Contest in which participants competed against one another to create the best Prank Call. The students were tasked with performing a prank call that was innocent and non-harming, creative, and unique. The students completed the prank calls using the popular call display spoofing service, SpoofTel, and had each of their calls recorded. It was the choice of each participant whether or not he or she wanted to utilize the voice changing option.
The contest ran for a two week period and the winner of the contest was to win the $150 grand prize. The winner of the Prank Call Contest was chosen by a group of four members from the student union, the group that organized the contest.
"The contest gained an unexpected number of participants," states one of the organizers, whom we'll call Sheila. "I was happy to see the variety of participants and a nice number of female participants this year." This is the second year in which the school has run such a contest, according to the student union.
The judges received quite a lot of entries but had to narrow it down to a few select favorites. They were kind enough to share excerpts from some of the "best" prank calls that were entered.
One young male made a Phone Call to his girlfriend and pretended that he had been taken away by the government to serve in the army against his will. "I'm sorry honey, they took me," it began. He went in to quite a story about how government agents came to his work and took several of the males away for the purpose of serving in the army as they were short on men. The girlfriend was in disbelief at first but as the phone call went on she became more and more worried to the point of actually believing him. When he started to laugh and told her it was a joke, she just began to scream and no one could understand a word she was saying.
The winner of the contest was well deserving of the prize money. The hilarious and unexpected circumstances that played out during his phone call surely contributed to his win. This guy decided to phone his mother and essentially just act silly. When she answered the phone he began to explain that he had "a higher purpose" and it was "time to let his people know." She kept asking him what he was talking about and told him stop being silly. However, he continued with random gibberish for several minutes. He talked about knowing "where the enemy hides its resources" and "we'll need more bumper cars if we're going to succeed." During the phone call there was a knock on the door and he answered it with his mother still on the line. There were some muffled voices on the recording and he came back yelling "mom, what are you doing?" She stated that she believed he was on drugs and had his father come to take him to the hospital. She wouldn't believe him when he told her it was a joke.
We congratulate the winner of the prank call contest and wish all of next year's contestants the best of luck.