Prank calls aren’t the popular medium they once were. Caller ID, a more sensitive society, and legal issues made prank call comedy too difficult to do consistently well. However, there is a small, loyal fan base for prank calls and there are a few apps to help with that. There are two types of prank call apps as far as we can tell. The first are apps that fake voices and spoof caller IDs and the second are sources where you can listen or view prank calls by other people. We have a healthy smattering of both here. Here are the best prank call apps for Android! We also recommend a good soundboard app for some extra fun!
Amazon Prime Video
Price: Free / $12.99 per month / $119.99 per year
Most video streaming services have comedy of various forms and that usually includes content like prank call shows. You can browse through Hulu, Netflix, or whatever other service you use. However, we did find that Amazon Prime Video has Crank Yankers, one of the bigger prank call shows from the last 20 years or so. Thus, we’ll recommend that one first, but feel free to search others for other prank call shows.
AndroidRock Voice Changer
Price: Free (with ads)
AndroidRock Voice Changer is an excellent app in its class. It lets you change or modulate your voice in a variety of ways. The app boasts nearly two dozen total effects and you can record them for future playback. You can also add effects on audio you recorded before. It’s a bit difficult to use this in a prank phone call, but if you pre-record enough responses you can probably get through a couple of good ones. The app is free with no in-app purchases, but it does have ads.
Automatic Call Recorder
Price: Free / $6.99
Automatic Call Recorder is what the name implies. This app records your phone calls for later playback. It’s mostly useful for business and personal uses. However, something like this can also help with prank callers. You can record each call and play it back later for the fun of it. The app also supports Google Drive and Dropbox backups. The pro version is a bit pricey, but adds some good customization features to the list.
Fake Call Prank
Fake Call Prank is a different kind of prank call app. You schedule the app to place a fake call to you. This is great for a variety of uses, including messing with your friends or getting out of social engagements by needing to take a phone call. You can set the caller name, number, and picture. Additionally, you can use presets like police or pizza. You can even give it a custom ringtone and record a voice to play back when the call begins. It worked fine in our testing and it’s a free app with some advertisements.
Price: Free with in-app purchases
JokesPhone is a prank call app with a bunch of pre-recorded prank calls. You place the call and the app takes care of the prank for you. Each call is made from a third party service so it’s not traceable to your mobile device. Additionally, each call is recorded for your amusement. Like most, you pay for calls and the cost is a little expensive. It probably doesn’t help when a call goes to voicemail and you lose your call credit. It works well aside from that. There is another app, Juasapp, that is a carbon copy of this one just with different colors. You can use either one.
Price: Free with in-app purchases
MyPhoneRobot is one of the more popular prank call apps on Android. It’s one of the prank call apps with pre-recorded messages. You pay for credits, place the call, and the app does its thing. It also records the prank calls for your enjoyment later. It’s nothing too absurd or unique in this space. The credits can be pricey and the recorded messages are hit or miss. However, it does work and it also hides your phone number.
Price: Free / $3.99
Podcast Addict is one of the most popular podcast apps and it’s a good spot for prank call fans. There are a variety of podcasts with a prank call theme, including The Prank Call Podcast, Madhouse Radio, The Snow Plow Show, and many others. In fact, podcasts are where you’re likely to find the most recent in prank call humor. Podcast Addict is a simple, functional UI with a variety of download and playback options. If you don’t like it, you can also try Pocket Casts, Doggcatcher, or Google Podcasts.
Price: Free with in-app purchases
Prank Caller is another prank calling service. It has pre-recorded calls that feature a variety of topics. You use credits to pay for a call and then the app conducts and records the call for you. It offers a few free calls per day and that’s great for those who only want to do the occasional prank. The UI isn’t anything you don’t see with most of these other apps, but we appreciate the Material Design on this one. We also like how the pre-recorded messages pause until someone responds.
Spotify, Google Play Music, Apple Music, etc
Price: Free / $9.99 per month (usually)
Spotify, Google Play Music, Apple Play Music, and other music streaming sites are actually not too terrible for prank call fans. Most of these services have classics like The Jerky Boys, even if their humor didn’t age well with the times. If a prank call album exists anywhere on the Internet, it’s likely at least one of the many streaming services available. They all cost about the same and have close to the same selection.
Voice Changer by Baviux
Price: Free / $2.99
Voice Changer by Baviux is another decent voice changer app. It boasts nearly four dozen effects along with a variety of other features. You can record voices, create images with sound with the ability to share to Facebook and WhatsApp, and you can even create voices from text although the voices do come across as robotic rather than human. This works great with apps like Fake Call Prank where you can record yourself and then set it in Fake Call Prank to play when you pick up the fake call, thus prank calling yourself for the benefit of those around you. You can also use this app for free via Google Play Pass if you use that.
Price: Free / $12.99 per month
YouTube is a good option for much the same reasons as Amazon Prime Video or Spotify. There is a metric ton of prank call videos on YouTube. You can watch them for entertainment or to get some ideas. You can find clips from famous names in the medium like Crank Yankers and The Jerky Boys on YouTube. The service is free with ads or you can pay the $12.99 per month to remove ads and enable background play.
If we missed any great prank call apps, tell us about it it in the comments! You can also click here to check out our latest Android app and game lists! Also, check your local laws to make sure you’re not doing anything illegal. We don’t condone illegal activities here.