Users of the new Wakie smartphone app, set their alarms to receive one minute wake-up call from other users who might be anywhere in the world.
"This is agent Nick Fury from SHIELD" the caller said "Wake up, your planet needs you!" This was just one wake up call from the 'social alarm' that is a new alternative alarm option to the usual annoying beeps and melodies.
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The calls can come from anywhere in the world but most of the calls apparently come from Russia. "Woke up to a thick Russian accent telling me he loves me" says one Wakie user. Others reported being woken up with maths problems and bursts of trivia about the callers home town.
The maker of the app claims that receiving calls from human beings wakes the brain up faster than alarm clocks. Although some people have reported fairly scary calls, there is overall positive feedback. One reviewer recommends the app by saying "As much as I hate being told to wake up, it's been amazing to be awakened by friendly, smiling voices that greet me with 'good morning, sunshine' from the Netherlands and other parts of the world."