I don’t know that I hate anyone enough to continually text them Game of Thrones spoilers from an anonymous number. But luckily, if I did, there’s an app for that.
As The Next Web spotted, for a simple one-off payment of $0.99, Spoiled.io will spam a phone number of your choice with Game of Thrones spoilers. The texts (which also appear to contain photos) are sent in real time, so even if your target is watching on a slightly laggy free stream, they’ll have their evening of entertainment thoroughly ruined.
According to the website, the creator was inspired by the story of a spurned ex who got back at her cheating boyfriend by texting Game of Thrones spoilers to him every evening. In that tale, our eponymous heroine was forced to use friends’ phones to avoid getting blocked; in this case, it should be far simpler, since the texts are already coming from an anonymous source.
There’s no Whois data available for the site, so there’s no way of knowing who is behind it or what evil nemesis they’re trying to get back at. In fact, the entire thing could be a viral scam — I have no way of knowing if my $0.99 is going to vanish into the ether, and no spoilers will be coming my way.
But for the convenience of being able to pull off a good practical prank from bed, it’s a risk I’m happy to take.