search cancel – Ringing Other Twitterers Up

TweetToCall.comTweetToCall is a spot where Twitter users get the chance to call each other up without having to disclose their real phone numbers. How is that achieved? Quite simply.


You see, the service requires you to click on the “Call” button that is provided in the profile of any other Twitterer that uses the service and then the company will ring up your friend and ask him he accepts the call. In order for this to work, the Twitter API is employed to retrieve your account’s data, and you previously have to authenticate who you are via OAuth and confirm that your phone number belongs to you indeed.

In practice, this means that the other person will receive a call from the Tweet To Call line with the operator introducing himself and explaining that there is a request from you (IE “John Doe, who in Twitter is known as JDoe”). Upon pressing 1, he will be able to accept the call.

I think we all agree that this is novel to say the least. I just wonder how global it can become, and how can that be handled. For the time being, this beta paints an interesting picture. In Their Own Words

“TweetToCall makes it easy for Twitter users to connect over the phone without revealling their personal phone numbers to one another.”

Why It Might Be A Killer

It will enable anybody to get in touch with their Twitter pals in another level – a more personalized one.

Some Questions About

Which countries are supported? Which ones will be eventually supported?

Author : Roger Hollings

Born and bred in Maine, Roger is one of the longest-standing writers for A translator by trade, he is passionate about art in all its forms. He enjoys both classic and contemporary literature, nature photography and music from both sides of the Atlantic. Fascinated by technology from an early age, he has always explored the ways in which computers let people articulate their thoughts and communicate better with the world at large.

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