A bad date, we’ve all been there and have had our share of deal breakers. At the end of our wasted time, being polite is not at the top of the list. But do you really enjoy to be upfront and all the hassle that comes with it?
So what to do when they ask you for your phone number? It’s easy. Bite your tongue, smile, don’t argue, just give them a number, and hope they will never bother you again because you gave them a wrong number.
Here are some prank phone numbers to get you out of the dilemma, without having to reject, embarrass and/or disappoint your bad date at the spot. For ease of use they are sorted by location.
The Rejection Hotline was created by Humor Hotlines.
The page provides a long list of prank phone numbers for over 100 cities in many different states in the US and one number for Victoria, Canada. Although this post found a few more numbers for Canada on Rejection Hotline, they must have meanwhile been removed.
Here is a small selection:
858-492-8002 San Diego, CA, USA
904-879-8012 Jacksonville, FL, USA
617-861-3962 Boston, MA, USA
347-689-1270 New York City, NY, USA
713-866-6249 Houston, TX, USA
250-984-0686 Victoria, BC, Canada
Please see thefor more numbers. In case your state isn’t listed, the Rejection Hotline recommends to use an excuse like “It’s where I went to school” or “I haven’t changed my cell phone number since I moved.” That should work perfectly fine.
Humor Hotlines has a few more funny prank phone numbers that you might want to consider. How about outsourcing your friendship to India?
Here are the numbers:
267-436-5128 Philadelphia, PA, USA
267-436-5123 Philadelphia, PA, USA
401-285-0701 Rhode Island, USA
413-497-0071 Western MA, USA
Are you in New York? Then you may use this official New York Rejection Line.
212-479-7990 New York City, NY, USA
That sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Well, this rejection line is for the folks down under.
In Australia there’s less hassle with area codes in the case of cell phone numbers. They simply don’t give away where you’re from, they only reveal which provider you’re signed up with. So that’s why one number fits all:
0419-317446 Australia (cell phone)
The people who set up this page had a very neat idea. All text messages sent to that number are displayed on the website. It’s hilarious! Even better, you can query the site for numbers that have texted this line.
Similar to Australia, German cell phone numbers are provider-specific and independent of location. Next time you feel forced to share your phone number, use this neutral number and Frank will answer the phone for you (Frank geht ran):
0163-1737743 Germany (cell phone)
Frank will politely tell the person calling that you do not wish to be contacted by them. It’s neutral and can also be used in all sorts of situations, for example in forms. You can preview Frank’s message here. It’s German of course.
An alternative to Frank geht ran is TelefonPaul. The concept is the same, a polite and neutral message for anyone who asked your number and didn’t deserve to get the real one. Paul provides both a landline number for Stuttgart, Germany and a German cell phone number.
0711-50885524 Stuttgart, Germany
01577-1599624 Germany (cell phone)
You can preview Paul’s message on his website.
Here we have another clone of the original NY Rejection Line. This is the one for the UK and the number is:
09061-100596 UK (service number)
This page at eHow has advice on how to give out a fake phone number in a bar/club situation. A good read for all the girls and possibly some of the boys out there.
I tried my best to cover as many countries as possible. But due to the nature of language barriers, this list is far from comprehensive. Do you happen to know of similar services in your country? Please go ahead and add the respective resources in the comments. We will all love you for it! :)
Last but not least a disclaimer! Being in Germany myself, I could not test all of these prank phone numbers. Thus I do not give any guarantees as to their functionality. Furthermore, it’s your responsibility to find out about calling fees. They might be reasonable, they might not. Please query the respective websites. Finally, call or give out these numbers at your own risk!
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