Wake-up call (service)

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For other uses, see Wake Up Call (disambiguation).

A wake-up call (alarm call in the UK) is a service provided by most lodging establishments to provide a service similar to alarm clocks via a telephone.

The phrase has been used to describe a sign or warning that alerts one to negative or dangerous behavior or circumstances.[1] In east Asia, a wake-up call is commonly known as a "morning call."

Several online services have been built for wake up call phone reminders such as Wakeup.io at https://wakeup.io, iping at http://www.iping.com and Better Wake-Up Call at https://betterwakeupcall.com

The Wakeup.io service was featured in Lifehacker, which shows that despite almost all modern phones having alarm clock functionality, a physical wake-up call is still a desired service to have.


  1. ^ The American Heritage Dictionary. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000, ISBN 978-0-395-82517-4.