Hallå!: Sweden Launches National Phone Number You Can Call To Talk To A Random Swede

April 8, 2016

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The country of Sweden has launched a national phone number that anybody in the world can call to talk to a random Swede (or at least one that's agreed to participate in the program and downloaded a special app to receive calls). I'm going to call and pretend I'm an old grandma trying to reach my grandson.

250 years ago, in 1766, Sweden became the first country in the world to introduce a constitutional law to abolish censorship. To honour this anniversary, Sweden is now the first country in the world to introduce its own phone number. Call today and get connected to a random Swede, anywhere in Sweden and talk about anything you want.

The possibilities are endless. Maybe I'll call and pretend I'm a spy trying to deliver a top secret message. Maybe I'll call and try to order a pizza. Maybe I'll call and just whisper "I'm watching you" and hang up. Maybe I won't call at all. At least not until I'm 1AM drunk and need somebody to cry to. *sobbing* My friends just left without me, Lucas! What are you wearing?

Keep going for a video about the program.

Thanks again to Dougie, who, for two tips in a row, gets a call from yours truly. Just leave your number in the comments and I'm sure somebody pretending to be me will give you a ring.

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