PROTIP: Don't expect too many Jennifer O'Donnells to be waking you up.
The Wakie app is a free app for all major mobile platforms that allows you to set an alarm within the app, then be woken up to the call from a stranger at that time. Your phone never actually rings, the app operates over the internet, and instead plays a jingle before connecting you to a stranger for sixty seconds while you quietly wonder what to do with your morning wood. BONUS PROTIP: SMASH IT UNDER THE TOILET SEAT TO LET IT KNOW WHO'S BOSS.
Set an alarm for 7:00am and you'll get a phone call from another Wakie member at 7:00am.The calls last just 60 seconds -- you'll hear a warning at 50 seconds, and the call isautomatically disconnected at 1 minute. No awkward goodbyes, no long conversations -- calls are quick and casual. You can also choose to wake someone up yourself, too.
Obviously, the opportunity to abuse the app and wake people up by screaming as loud as I can for 60 seconds was too tempting, and now there are probably a lot of people in Australia that are pissed at me. That's the problem with adding a human element to the alarm clock -- humans are by nature evil creatures who won't hesitate to wake you up talking like a demon and telling you not to go to work today because they just got a bad feeling something terrible will happen if you do. Thankfully for everyone who isn't pure evil, there's a rating system to help weed out bad wakers (i.e. ones who tell you they can see you right now, ask what you're wearing, blare house music, bark, scrape their fingers down a chalkboard, etc.). Obviously, since there's no snooze option, you'll be back to your regular alarm by the end of the week.
Thanks to BanV, who wakes up the old fashioned way: by getting his/her head dunked in the horse trough outside the saloon.