How to Ditch Google Voice (and Keep All the Best Features)

Google Voice is a service we've loved for a long time, but any Voice user that's honest with themselves knows the service has been a second-class citizen for a while now. If you're feeling like it's time to move on, here's how to ease the transition (and even keep most of your favorite features in the process). » 7/08/14 1:25pm 7/08/14 1:25pm

An Ode to the Old Art of Making Prank Phone Calls

Remember when we were growing up (separately, obviously), and those few times we tried prank calling? That was fun. I still remember my parents scolding my younger sister after I dobbed on her. Fun times! The Hairpin revisits those innocent childhood games, which un/forunately are a thing of the past now thanks to… » 3/08/11 3:20pm 3/08/11 3:20pm

Don't Wanna Memorize Numbers? Call Someone's Twitter Handle Instead

I have no idea what my mom's cell phone number is. I don't think I've ever known the phone number of a girlfriend. Why would I? You probably don't either! Contact lists killed them. But web service Go800 wants to skip the whole number thing entirely, letting you hit people via their Twitter handle to connect a call. » 3/04/11 9:40pm 3/04/11 9:40pm