Getting Free International Calls From Your Computer

The old saying goes that nothing is really free and while this is true most of the time there are ways to get your international phone calls for almost nothing which is a big savings off the per minute charges you normally would have to pay. Of course there are things to watch out for and conditions you will have to meet in order to get your phone calls but in the end it could be worth it. Just knowing what you are getting yourself into and how to keep your eyes open for trouble can help you find low cost international phone calls relatively easily.

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Of course everyone would love to make free international phone calls but as long as you have to pay for some sort of connection you will always have to pay something for your international phone calls. But with the advancements made in internet phone services, and the internet in general, it is possible to get international phone calls that are so cheap they almost seem free. If you do not count the cost of your high speed internet service then a couple of these methods are completely free.

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But be careful because like it is with anything that would attract a mass audience you will always have your criminals and hackers trying to exploit free international phone calls to get their newest spyware loaded on your computer or to load a virus that will bring your computer down in a heartbeat. But if you watch what you are doing there are some very interesting ways to make free, or almost free, international phone calls.

As was mentioned before, if you ignore the cost of your high speed internet connection, then there is really only one way to make truly free international calls. If you know someone overseas that owns a computer and you can prearrange a time that you two would like to talk then you can invest in a microphone, speakers, and a web camera to make your international calls for free on the internet. All you need to do is sign up for one of the many internet chat services that allow voice and video streams along with the text chat and you can set up your own room to make calls to international friends and family. Of course they would have to be online at the same time but if you can make the arrangements then the calls are totally free and you can talk for hours with someone using this set up. It may not be the easiest way to do it but it certainly is the lowest cost alternative to international call charges.

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There are services all over the internet that allow you to make free or low cost international calls using their software and a PC to phone router. It is their version of VoIP and it can be a great way to get your international calls for free. There are just a few things to watch out for when you are getting involved in these services. For the legitimate services they are free because of a massive amount of advertising run on the site. You may even have to sit through an advertisement prior to each call connecting. But you can use the advertising as a check to make sure the site is not malicious. Any site that offers free international phone calling without advertising should be an indication of potential trouble. Sites like that are using the lure of free international calls to get people to load viruses and spyware on their computers. Be sure you check out any site before you download to be certain that you are not getting something on your computer that will cause you problems later on.