Web Spy: WakeupDialer.com
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I’m a ridiculously sound sleeper (seriously, I’ve slept through earthquakes), which makes it really difficult for me to get up in the morning. When I first went away to college and I didn’t have my parents or sister to yell at me to get up when I hit the snooze button for a third time, I realized how big of a problem this could be.
I tried to use a regular alarm clock next to my bed, but I’d just turn it off and fall back asleep, causing me to keep missing my early-morning classes. Any by early-morning, I mean 12pm. Either way, though, not good.
If only WakeupDialer.com had existed back then! WakeupDialer.com has a simple but oh-so-useful purpose: providing free wake up calls (no matter where you pass out). Type in your phone number (or the number of a friend who could use some help waking up in the morning), and the time of day you want to receive the call, and that’s it!
Each call features a hilarious random message from a “butler” (voiced by British actor/comedian Stephen Fry) that will make you momentarily forget about your messy dorm room and make you feel like you’re staying in a swanky hotel (cuddled up next to RPatz, perhaps?) instead.
For privacy purposes, WakeupDialer.com only keeps your phone number in its database until it actually makes your call. You’ll have to manually set it up every time you want a wake-up call, so it probably wouldn’t work for everyday use (unless you can remember to set it up every night). But for important occasions, like tests, job interviews, doctor’s appointments, or those school-night sleepovers across campus that tend to happen after $1 pitchers of Milwaukee’s Best even though you have class at 10am, it’s perfect.
I know I’ll definitely be using WakeupDialer.com for any occasion I absolutely can’t miss. My only criticism is that I wish I’d known about it sooner!