Calling Sweden: You Will Soon Be Connected to a Random Swede, Somewhere in Sweden
Marlene Breverman stashed this in It's a small world after all!
To gin up interest in the country, a Swedish tourism agency created the Swedish Number, 46-771-793-336, a single phone line that connects international callers to randomly selected Swedish volunteers to chat about whatever is on their minds.
250 years ago, in 1766, Sweden became the first country in the world to introduce a constitutional law to abolish censorship. To honour this anniversary, Sweden is now the first country in the world to introduce its own phone number. Call today and get connected to a random Swede, anywhere in Sweden and talk about anything you want.
I wonder what to talk about with a random Swede.
Apparently lots of people are doing this. The little meter things were really spinning last night (PDT). I'd join in, if I was independently wealthy.
"Connect with random Swede" seems better as an app than as a phone call.