According to the website theswedishnumber.com You can call Sweden any time and talk to a totally random Swede. Why? Well, “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.”
Any random Swede in the country can answer and talk to you. Apparently it’s the thing to do – more than 11,000 people have called since it was launched Wednesday. 40 percent of the callers are from the United States (according to the website).
According to NBC News website: In a bid to introduce its people to the world, Sweden’s Tourist Association set up “The Swedish Number.” The idea is that anyone can call up and they’ll be put through to “a random Swede,” or at least one who has downloaded the The Swedish Number app.
These are snip-its NBC from conversations:
Apps are available for both Androids and iThings, but you need a Swedish phone number to register as an ambassador. Obviously!