Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Free Internet to Phone Calls

We have VOIP. That means, for $24.99 a month, plus taxes and fees, we have unlimited long distance to the US and Canada, among other things. Now, does that mean I pick up the phone and call anyone? I'm so bad. I'm paying for it anyway so I really should use it, but I don't. If someone calls me, I'm more than happy to talk. It's just the picking up the phone to make a call. Don't ask me why, I don't know.

Because of this, I'm always looking for ways that let other people make free calls so they can call me. Today I tried to see how that would work. Anyone with a broadband internet connection and a headset can make calls for free. The service is supported by advertising, so the person who places the call has to listen to a short ad, but the person on the other end of the call won't hear it. They just get a call on their cell phone or landline, just like any other call.

If you register, for free, you can place as many calls as you want. The calls are limited to 15 minutes, which could be a good thing because you might actually get off the phone and get something done. Otherwise, if you still have things to say, you can make another call. If you don't register, you can only make a 2 minute call. I guess that's enough to say, "Call me back with your unlimited long distance!" but that's about it. So, to really get some use from, registering would be a good idea.

If you don't have your own unlimited long distance, this may just be the service you're looking for. I didn't register because, like I said, I'm already paying for VOIP, but I am going to remember this site. One of these days I may be away from home and need to make some phone calls. We have been known to take our phone adapter with us, just in case, but this would be much easier.