Free International Call From Your Cell Phone
If you want to call a landline in any of the following countries, now you can for free:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico (Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara), Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia (Moscow and St. Petersburg), South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey (Ankara and Istanbul), United Kingdom and Venezuela-Caracas
A new service even lets you make a 10 minute call for free to even more countries.
Mobivox is another VoIP powered service that allows “members” that pre-register their phone numbers for free to call each other free. This one offers some flexibility which make it more practical.
For example, all you have to do is dial the local access number, and then SPEAK the name of the contact you want to reach and your call is connected.
Now you have the ability to call your Skype contacts from a phone vs. a computer.
In case you’re in a country where you don’t have the local access number, you can send a SMS text message to the service and it will call you back to initiate the free calling. They have a web-based call-back system too. This is a great twist on the good old call-back services for international travelers.
Of course, if you want to call someone NOT already registered as a member, they have a paid-calling service which has decent long distance calling rates, especially over cell phones. Think of it as a calling card for your cell phone (especially true for international calling).
Mobivox also has a feature where you can conference in up to 9 people at the same time. If you have family in different places, this might be a great way to connect them for a group chat instantly.
Lastly, you can transfer the call from your cell phone to your home phone (a landline) while on a call so that you have a better connection to talk.