250 years ago Sweden was the first country in the world to introduce a constitutional law to abolish censorship. To celebrate this anniversary Sweden now has become the first country in the world to have its own phone number!
Anyone in the world can call this number and it will be automatically connected to some random Swede. You can ask any question about Sweden and its people!
One week ago, when it started (6th of April, 2016), around 500 people signed up to receive calls, one week after that number goes up to 17.000! It is practically impossible to get the same Swede answering you twice, so you would always find different opinions and points of view. You could even be connected to the Prime Minister! As you can see in this video:
If you are thinking on coming to Sweden, don’t hesitate to call and ask for recommendations, maybe you will be answered by another student just like you!
If you are already living in Sweden and you think that you can share your experience and knowledge of this country, you can just download the app in the App store or in Google Play to start receiving calls.
theswedishnumber.com -> The official website, created and managed by the Swedish Tourist Association.
In the website you can check the ranking of calling countries, how many calls have been done, how many minutes people had talked in total, from where the last incoming call was made…