The number of fake call generators in the app store seems to be growing, offering users numerous different ways to set up an exit strategy for difficult business meetings, boring party conversations, unbearable dates, and unwanted phone calls. There is no denying that it is slightly scary how many people seem to use these fake call apps, since you might not be able to trust the sincerity of excuses made in your own conversations anymore.
While most of these fake call apps make it a lot easier to get off the hook, there is still room for improvement before complete believability is reached. Here is a comparison of 7 fake call applications reviewed by AppCraver.
Price: $49.99 Download on the App Store
HottrixPhone Pro is a good call simulator that provides the great option of creating a caller playlist, allowing the user to receive numerous timed calls by different callers. This feature lets HottrixPhone stand out and it gives the user more than one reason to end a meeting or a boring date. A further plus for this app is the fact that it is the only one out of the 7 reviewed, that uses actual iPhone ringtones, adding a great deal of authenticity. Another unusual feature is the voice selection, which provides a voice on the other end of the fake line. This is a great idea for the fake call genre but its execution in this version is still fairly poor.
Developer: Sebastian Trujillo
Price: $0.99 Download on the App Store
Fake Calls With an interface that offers a good degree of believability but with a lack of options (just one ringtone for example), this app positions itself in the medium range. With choices for name, type of number (mobile, home etc) and wallpaper, Fake Calls provides what it promises and lets any user step out with the help of a pre-timed call. More varied options, which are offered in different aspects by both apps above, are missing though, making this app simple and easy but nothing exceptional.
Developer: Jens und Uwe Beuckenhauer, Michael Doermann GbR
Price: $1.99 Download on the App Store
AlibiSMS This app exclusively offers fake text messages, which are fully customizable in their nature. It comes with a welcoming interface and is easy-to-use. The app does what it promises and will work for anyone who chooses SMS as their getaway tool. Compared to some other apps like exitstrategy, AlibiSMS offers only one feature but this app does well with believability, an aspect that some other apps struggle with.