The Quick Start Guide to VOIP for the Home

Free Internet Phone Services Turn Your PC or Mac into a Full-Fledged Telephone

If you want to try internet phone services but don't want to make commitment to one VOIP company, then try VOIP for free.

Most free internet phones let you call other users of the same service for free. This is called free PC to PC calls. It's easy to set up. Just join the service yourself, and then invite your friends and family to do the same.

What most people don't know, is that other services allow you to  make free PC to phone calls. In other words, the person you're calling is on a regular phone or mobile phone.

Free Internet Phones & Softphones

 

Skype This is the free internet phone we recommend. It's the most popular free VOIP service provider with free Internet phone services between Skype users and low cost rates to and from landline phones.

  • Google Voice - Provides a single number, voicemail messages transcribed and sent to your inbox, and calls and texting anywhere in the US and Canada for free.
  • Yahoo with Voice —  internet calling from within the Yahoo Instant Messenger.

Free PC to Phone

These services let you make free calls from your computer to a landline or mobile phone.

  • JaJah — Lets you make a free 3-minute call to any phone or mobile. If both you and the other person are JaJah registered users you can make a "reasonable and fair number" of free calls each week. Check their Fair Use Policy.
  • VOIPBuster — Lets you make free phone calls to other VOIPBuster users AND free calls to regular landline phones in selected countries around the world. For select destinations, you can also have a regular phone number to receive calls from landline phones.
  • Rebtel -- First call is free on signup. You enter the international number of the friend you want to call, and receive a unique local number from Rebtel. Presto, no long distance charges.

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