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How to Pull Off a Good Prank Phone Call

Updated on August 18, 2015

Prank Phone Calls

Practical jokes and can be funny or hurtful depending on how you go about doing it. I find the funniest practical jokes are prank phone calls. People really don't get hurt with prank phone calls, which is the key with any practical joke, otherwise, it's just not funny.

But, can you actually pull off a prank phone call and not get caught? I mean, yeah, it sounds simple right? But, what if you forget to *67 your phone number or what if you mess up the joke part during the phone call. It's just not funny if you, the prankster, can't even pull off the joke.

The key to making a prank phone call is to make it so convincing that the person thinks that the scenario is real.

Steps to Making a Prank Phone Call

  1. Choose what kind of prank phone call you'd like from the selection below.
  2. Decide who you're going to call and prank.
  3. If you're calling someone you know, make sure to disguise your voice.
  4. Either call from a number the person doesn't know or *67 your number.
  5. Pull off the prank call.

You may consider using a prank call windup service. In that case, you will:

  1. Have the type of prank phone call picked out, again from the selection below.
  2. Dial the number associated with the windup service.
  3. Follow the instructions on the phone.
  4. Once the person answers the phone, press the '#' button, and the windup will start. But, if it's someone else, ask for the appropriate person, and then press the '#' button.
  5. To listen into the call, go right ahead. They won't be able to hear you.

Phone Call Prank Ideas

  1. Sex Survey: Your victim takes part in a survey on sexual habits and preferences. The survey gets more outrageous as the coll continues.
  2. Million dollar game show: Your victim has been selected to appear on a new game show. He will have the chance to win one million dollars.

  3. Pregant daughter: Your victim got your daughter pregant.

  4. Hardcore reality show: A TV producer is inviting your victim to appear on the latest reality TV show. Your victim will be tempted with tons of sexy enticements.

  5. Drug survey: Your victim is takes part in a drugs awareness survey, but all of the questions are completely off- the- wall.

  6. Minor Offences Bureau: Your victim receives a call from the Minor Offences Bureau, a new government bureau that has been designed to try minor offences over the phone. Will your victim plead guilty or innocent to the allogations?

  7. Tax man: Your victim gets a call from the IRS or another tax man. They're claiming to have found fraud in their taxes.

  8. Internet porn: Your victim receives a call from their ISP because he's been caught looking at internet porn and managed to pass a virus to his ISP.

  9. Car insurance revoked: Your victim, a car fanatic, gets a warning from the National Motor Insurance Watchdog not to drive because his car is no longer insured.

  10. Model idol: Your victim has been selected for the first round of Model Idol, and in order to secure the position on the show, she must agree to do some pretty silly things.

  11. Idiot phone engineer: A phone engineer wants some help to test a voice recognition software, but he keeps getting things wrong.

  12. Boy band video: Your victim has been invited to star in the video for a brand new boy band. She gets to sing on stage with the guys, but she has to pass an outrageous screen test.

  13. STD clinic: A recent client of an STD clinic has named your victim as the most recent sex partner.

  14. Love quiz: Find out your victim's attitude towards love and relationships with a hilarious 'Ali G' style survey.

  15. Sewage plant: The council is building a sewage plant down the road from your victim's house The council , and want to see if he has any objections to the plan.

  16. Bank deposit: There's been a deposit of 1 million dollars into your victim's bank account, and the authorities are suspicious. They want to know where the money came from.

  17. Radio show: Your victim is phoned by a radio DJ and is offered a chance to win a free holiday if they can answer a few questions and put up with a few insults.


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    • jessefutch profile image


      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Very funny. Loving your hubs more and more each time I read another one!

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      7 years ago

      you should add drunk person to your list i have tried it and it really messes people up!!!

    • Courtney Leah profile image

      Courtney Leah 

      7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      I like #13

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      Dick Fitzwell 

      8 years ago

      You guys are all idiots. Get a job so you can save up some money and move out of your parents basement. Be a productive member of society not a burden all the time.

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      8 years ago

      Call a Chinese restaurant and say, " Would you like some Chau Mein wich yo eggwolls?" in an asian accent. I once did it, except to my best friend's mom at a sleepover. It was hilarious

    • MysteryPlanet profile image


      8 years ago

      When I was a kid we would call up a bowling alley and ask "Do you have 12 pound balls" they would reply with 'yes' and we would say Buddy! How do you walk?

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      8 years ago

      You have to call someone that you know but they don't have your number, talk in your sexiest whisper and say i have been watching you sexy, if they ask who it is say your secret admirer, if they want a name say i wouldn't be a secret admirer if i told you that now would i?!?!? it works every time and other stuff haha!

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      8 years ago

      Haha these are funny oh a good one is too call someone and say

      Hola this is jaun did you get the goods??

      "what goods"????

      The F***ing cocaine you idiot


      Great now u have to send Charlie over to slice ur hands

      Haha always works

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      Nicole, Annika, & Marilyn 

      9 years ago

      Here is a really good one.

      Call a hotel and say "Hi, I'm in room 203 and there is a terd in the corner of my bathtub!"

      Just go with the flow from there!!!!

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      S man 

      9 years ago

      Here is a great one: If you have two way calling, *67 both lines, and call two people at once. When they both answer they'll wonder what the hell the other one is calling about. We did this one a while back to a pizza joint, and a friend's father. They were yelling at each other for 5 minutes wanting to know why the other one called. It was sooooo funny, the guy from the pizza place starting cursing in Italian like you can't believe. After they hung up, we called them again, and the fighting got even more hilarious, just make sure you hit mute on your phone so they can't hear you laughing your ass off. We also did it to my one aunt and one uncle. They started chatting for a couple of minutes, and then it got silent, until my uncle asked, wee, what did you call me for? My aunt said I didn't call you, you called me, .....This went on for a few minutes until they both got pissed at each other and hung up. It is so funny, try it!

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      holly t 

      9 years ago

      call a person you don't know and ask them, "hi is willis there?" they will say no then you say, "ummmmmmmm, then is willises sister there?" they will say no then say " wait a sec! this is willis isn't it! you are just saying that you arent to scare me! hahaha! good one willis!" they will say something like, "thereis no willis in this house!" then you say "what chu talking bout willis!? that one always cracks me up! :b

      or maybe, you could say, " hi is mr. butts there?" they say no. then you say, "no? c. more butts isn't there?" if they say, " i see that you watch the simpsons" you say, "oops! wrong number!" and hang up. hahaha! ~:-)

    • starvagrant profile image


      9 years ago from Missouri

      Nice stroll down memory lane. Ahh my teenage years...

    • Skydweller profile image


      9 years ago from Kathmandu

      that phone engineer thingy is a cool one!

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      9 years ago

      Haha did this to old lady she got pissed when she hung upp i called again lol!

      FYI Justin Bieber sucks

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      JB LOVER!! 

      9 years ago

      hi...have any good tips on pranks u can say to a toll free number...we try but just keep laughing!!! haha...I LOVE JUSTIN BIEBER!!! i know random

    • revybaby profile image


      9 years ago from On the Road

      In the Detroit area one of the DJs does prank calls and he is totally outrageous. People nominate a friend to receive a call and they give some background info -- like someone is having trouble with some false charges on their credit card. Then the DJ calls with that as the basis for the call. I am sometime have tears from laughter while I am driving along.

    • h2oforthegaslit profile image


      10 years ago from Birmingham, Alabama

      I loved this hub!! Hilarious!!

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      10 years ago

      its hilarious to call a nursing home and say u r looking for ur grandma/grand pa but u don't know there name

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      10 years ago

      hahahahahahahahahahahaha!! that's hilarious!! we get tons of telemarketers every stinking day!! i think i'll try this. [:

    • Whitney05 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Georgia

      topstuff- not really. Ha..

      Patty- definitely would. wouldn't it

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish MS 

      11 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      It would certainly get you up in the morning with some expectations for the day!

    • topstuff profile image


      11 years ago

      You seem to be a prank expert.

    • Whitney05 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Georgia

      Yes, definitely. When my older cousin was a senior, he and his buddies were constantly playing pranks on each other; this is something that would be fun in that context, trying to outdo the other people in the game (so to speak).

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish MS 

      11 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      No worries. Between friends, it can be fun I think. .

    • Whitney05 profile imageAUTHOR


      11 years ago from Georgia

      Wow Patty that sounds really serious. I composed this one more in terms of good joking fun with buddies versus with the thought of stalking. I didn't realize that it was illegal in some states... :-\

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish MS 

      11 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      I guess I can't get into this one. A decade ago, I was stalked by a cocaine addict by phone for 3 years. He was a former dental student that worked on my tooth during university (he was assigned to me and I was glad to be done). Found out about the drugs when the case came to hearing. Unlisted numbers I gave to no one? He got them. Since phone pranks are illegal in my state, he was given the choice to move out of state and go to rehab or face prison time. It took 2.5 years to navigate the justice system after my original complaint. The Hub brought back memories.


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