Call this number to 'talk to a random Swede'
April 6, 2016 - Uncategorized
Sweden has a new phone number, and anyone, anywhere in the world can call it to “talk to a random Swede.”
That is sooooo Sweden.
The country’s tourist association is backing the project. Among their suggested topics: northern lights, darkness, meatballs and suicide rates.
To be connected to a random Swede, call +46 771 793 336. (That’s +46 771 SWEDEN. Adorbs!)
Presumably, you’ll have to pay international rates to call — though it would be only $0.01 a minute on Google Voice.
“In troubled times, many countries try and limit communication between people, but we want to do just the opposite,” Swedish Tourist Association CEO Magnus Ling said in a statement. “We are making Sweden the first country in the world with its own phone number and giving our fellow Swedes the opportunity to answer the calls, express themselves and share their views, whatever they might be.” Read more…