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SpoofApp is "technically" free. You dont have to pay to download it, AND it comes with 5 free minutes right off the bat. What costs money is the service, and...
08-08-2008, 05:29 AM #21
SpoofApp is "technically" free. You dont have to pay to download it, AND it comes with 5 free minutes right off the bat. What costs money is the service, and the service is provided by SpoofCard.com (separate company).
Heres a little history on SpoofApp along with why making the whole thing free isnt possible....
I have been a customer of SpoofCard.com for a couple years. Thought the service was fun, different, good for a laugh with friends. We'll when i started programming for the iPhone i realized i could make using SpoofCard.com much simpler by eliminating the need to dial their 800 number and typing in my pin and phone number then pressing the buttons to change my voice etc... I decided to make an app that made the whole process simple, and allow you to quickly enter this info and hit the call button.
When you hit call, your phone doesnt make any phone calls. What happens is all the variables (the number you want to call, the caller id number to display, the voice you want to use, whether or not to record) is transmitted over the internet to spoofcard.com's servers. Once they receive this info, they then call you back, you answer.... your connected to your intended caller! No having to remember your pin, or having to spend a minute going through the prompts to enter everything, also the biggest benefit is that with the app you can select phone numbers in your contacts which is the biggest best thing spoofapp offers.
Ok now for why it cant be free....
Changing your caller id number is kind of complicated. You cant just write an iphone program to do this. What happens is spoofcard needs to call YOU... then when you answer, spoofcard will call your intended caller, changing the caller id because they have the ability and technology to do this. They need to use 2 phone lines to make a call happen. A call to you, and a call to the person you want to call. Throw in the fact that spoofapp at its busiest times has had 400 simultanious calls..... (400 calls x 2 phone lines needed to make it work = 800 phone lines!)
800 phones lines (and thats just spoofapp traffic!) + all the servers + all the bandwidth + the staff needed to keep it all running etc etc etc....
The average call is usually between a minute and 2 minutes, so at 2 minutes a call you can make 30 calls for $10. Its pretty cheap. Its not a replacement for your normal cell phone calls, its just a fun thing to use on your friends occasionally!
One last thing... and im not trying to spam, if you goto my website you can buy actual physical SpoofCards to sell to your friends that work on ANY phone. Now once you use spoofapp and all your friends ask how did you change your voice and caller id, you can say...for $10 ill sell you a spoofcard and you can do it too! I show people spoofapp all the time, and i always cary the cards on me. They sell like crazy. Something to think about. Thanks for listening! - AL
08-11-2008, 09:39 AM #22
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08-11-2008, 10:38 AM #23
No complaints here, I paid, and want to pay more when my minutes run out. I just need the app! Dialing and putting in my pin every time is annoying.
So, I aint cheap.....just lazy
08-13-2008, 09:54 PM #24
Same here, I already bought $20 of minutes on my 1.1.3 before I upgrades to 2.0 so I'm just waiting for Apple to let it out of it's cage.