Communication is an important aspect of life. Making calls is often not free, but that does not mean it cannot be free. Service providers charge on calls, both local and international. However, you can make free calls from your PC using an internet connection, all credit to free calling websites.
There are different methods of calling for free via the web. These methods include;
- PC to PC Internet calls; these are calls from one PC to another. Such calls are only possible if both PCs have an internet connection.
- PC to Phone calls; it is possible to call from a PC directly to a recipient’s phone, be it landline or mobile phone.
- App to App free calling services; these are the most common free calling services. Both the caller and the receiver should have the app installed on their computer or smartphone and have a reliable internet connection.
Whichever the method used, the point is no money used to make the phone call. Internet access is not free everywhere, but it very affordable in most parts of the world.
The following list includes free calling websites and apps that the caller can access on their PC.
List Of Top Free Calling Website & Software
1. Google Voice
Google Voice is a free calling service provided by Google. Once you signup for the service, you are given a unique phone number. You can use this number to make free calls within the US and Canada. International calls are charged, but, the rates are among the most competitive.
Skype is arguably the most popular free calling web service. To start using Skype, visit the website and download the desktop app. The setup process is self-explanatory. You can make free calls to other Skype users, provided their Skype app is open. You can also make calls to non-Skype users, but you will need Skype credits, which you can buy.
Viber service is more common in smartphones than PCs. But there is a desktop app, that lets you call other Viber contacts for free. The PC version of the app is reliant on your smartphone app contacts. Still, it is an excellent app to call other Viber users all around the world for free.
Facebook is the most popular social platform, boasting of millions of users. Facebook Messenger, available Facebook’s website, allows you to call any Facebook user for free. The catch here is that the other user has to be online or have the Facebook Messenger app installed on their smartphone.
IEvaphone is a free calling website. Unlike many of the services outlined above, you do not have to install any software. You just visit their website and dial the number you want to call. But, you are only allowed to call two numbers daily and only once to one number for free. If you need to call more than that, you will have to pay for the service.
iCall is a desktop calling software that is available for both Macs and PCs. You can use iCall to make free PC to PC calls and PC to Mobile calls, within the US and Canada. International calls are available but at a cost. This feature rich software assigns you a phone number so that other people can call you. A notable feature is the free conference calls of up to 10 people.
GlobFone is a free web service that enables users to make free calls locally and internationally. There is no registration and installation required. There are limits to the number of minutes you can call one number. The duration is dependent on the destination of the call. Also, there is a limit to the number of calls an IP address can make daily.
PokeTalk is a free calling website that allows users to make international calls to more than 50 countries. To start using the service, visit the website and create an account. After that, enter your phone number and the number of the person you intend to call. PokeTalk will connect your call to the receiver. You can make 50, 10-minutes calls every month.
FreeCall is a desktop utility that allows free international calls, to select countries. You can make free calls to other FreeCall users for as long as you like. You can also call any phone number at a cheap rate. Anytime you buy FreeCall credits you are awarded free minutes.
Call2Friends allows users to make limited international free calls from their browser. No software download or registration is required. The duration of the free calls is dependent on the destination of the calls. To call for longer, you can buy the cheap minute-packages offered by the website.
From the information above, it is evident all these free calling sites have their limitations. Some require both the caller and the receiver to have an internet connection, and some software installed on their devices, while other limit the destination of the call and others limit the duration of the call. To make these free calls anytime you want, you may require more than one of the services listed above.