Let's see which free VoIP calls provider you depend on. As you know we have plenty of options nowadays especially when making free calls to North America. It has always been easy and will most likely stay free. See few mentioned providers below. Just hoping you are not spending lots of $$$ to keep in touch with friends and family while you can make that call for free.
Let see some of the providers below by the application and type of service they offer...
The easiest and old method - PC to phone Calls. You turn your desktop or laptop computer into making free Internet phone calls.
If you are one of the people that used to make computer to computer voice calls, instant messaging and video calls way before Skype became popular - you'd easily recognize these pioneers in offering freebies VoIP...
And iCall and Evaphone somehow were playing a role. iCall seems gradually disappearing while Evaphone still offer free calls.
And here are the most current pc to pc and to phone providers...
Unlike PC based calls, it might not be possible to make totally free of charge call when using a VoIP device. The reason is that companies would like you sign up for a plan.
So you have two options to make free calls to another user or off-network lines:
1. configure your own ATA with a free VoIP provider (see below image & video)
2. sign up with a cheap provider that offers VoIP device and unlimited calls (for e.g Vonage and Phone.com)
1. Your first option, your bet is to become a bit more tech savvy and find a way around. That is by configuring/programming your VoIP adapter with free providers such as Google Voice and Free Phone Line (known as Fongo now). How? Let's see how it's done..
Courtesy Of Obiha
You see the above figure, Obihai lets you setup their ATAs (models - OBi202, OBi100 or OBi110) with GoogleVoice. Following is a short YouTube video that explains further on how to setup OBi device...
2. Your second option..providers such as Ooma, MagicJack and Nettalk offer almost free (very cheap cost) on monthly or yearly basis signups.
You guessed it! We see nowadays almost everyone using popular apps such as Skype and Whatsapp and many other applications to make calls from mobile/smart-phones.
Beside the companies that do offer similar service the following companies offer free mobile VoIP...
Free Viber-to-Viber calls = Free
Viber Out = See Rates
First Year Free
Second Year 0.99 $ / Year
Tango-to-Tango Calls = Free
So which ones do you use and depend on? Or know any similar service to share with us?
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