Snoozester.com, for those who have problems waking up

February 24th, 2007 at 12:00 am
 


Almost everything can now be done using computers and the internet. In fact, the presence of computers have been so significant that people are having a hard time going through a day without one. For the ordinary person, they use their computers to accomplish the most important of office work as well as for the relatively trivial stuff like desktop gaming and now even as an alarm clock. Yes, with Snoozester.com your computer can become one of the most sophisticated alarm clocks you have ever owned.

How does it work? Well, Snoozester functions like any standard hotel wake up calls. But unlike hotels where you call the front desk and have them schedule you for a wake up call. At Snoozester, however, you need first to create an account and then afterwards you yourself will set the details of your wake-up call, there's no friendly hotel receptionist here. You need to enter a cell phone number before you could schedule a wake up call, which of course only makes sense. Snoozester offers a variety of wake up calls and each costs 1 call credit. During your first sign-up, you will be given 10 free call credits and you could already use them for a wake up call, a snooze call, or a SecureAwake call. SecureAwake is a special option where the wake up call will continue to ring until the phone is picked-up. Also, the website offers a corporate service account where employees will be able to receive wake up calls or reminders from the company.

To those of you who think this is a totally absurd idea, then better read this first. Snoozester released a beta version for their wake up call service in May 2005. During the beta version, the company was able to deliver more than 200,000 wake up calls. Considering that the beta version had a very limited membership, the number of calls were a little surprising. You see, it seems that there are a number of people who think Snoozester is an ingenious way of capitalizing your computer and internet connection.

But still, even with these advantages people might still want the stopping power of their traditional alarm clock instead.

For those who want to avail of the website's services, better prepare to be disappointed if you live outside the US and Canda. Snoozester's services are not yet available in countries other than these two.