Prank calls online are executed by using the tools available on prank call websites, such as PrankDial.com or PrankOwl.com, to select and place the call. Select a prank, enter the recipient's 10-digit phone number, and click the Start Call or Send button.
Sound files are available to preview to help users select the best-suited prank. Free users are limited to which sound files they select, as well as the number of pranks per day. Registered users can select any sound file and receive unlimited calls. Fees are sometimes associated with registration to receive premium or full member benefits.
Each user is given a certain number of free tokens to use each day for using PrankDial or PrankOwl to make prank phone calls online. Pranks usually cost one token to execute on both websites. Additional tokens are purchased from PrankDial by clicking the buy tokens link included in the FAQ section of the website. Buying additional tokens on PrankDial enables users to many extra features including placing prank calls after 10 o'clock in the evening and skip the ads at the end of the prank. To purchase additonal tokens from PrankOwl, click Buy Premium, and select the best package. Doing so enables users to eliminate ads and send calls internationally.