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Phone spam - how to do it!

Developer description

DialMyCalls lets anyone tap into the power of sending voice or text message broadcasts to an ... More

Editor's review Page 1 of 2

Published 25 Nov 2011

This presents an interesting concept of conflicting emotions. Here I am reviewing a site that provides just the sort of service that has resulted in me now refusing to answer my telephone! If I had a dollar for every time I’d risen from my desk, my train of thought in tatters, only to hear the recorded tones of an ambulance chaser telling me how much cash I could be due if I’d recently been involved in an accident I’d be able to retire.

Still what is it they say, don’t shoot the messenger and I suppose dialmycalls.com is only providing the tools to enable these messages to be transmitted so I’ll calm down.

I don’t think I need to explain the mechanics in any great detail. The system can send your recorded voice or uploaded text message to a list of up to 200,000 phone numbers within seconds. The sheer number capability here hints that it’s not aimed at friends sending partyinvitations, besides they’d probably use Facebook for that. No, this app is really aimed at business marketing campaigns.

Whilst the site suggests a homely vision of using the service to invite friends round for a Thanksgiving dinner the level of reporting available would seem to say this method might be a little over the top. With detailed call reports and pie charts showing the result of all calls you’d need a dining table the size of a football pitch to make the exercise worthwhile.

One final word on the reports and I’d be happy to hear some...