Calling America for Free

I have featured a few ways before to make free calls to the US and other international countries before.  calling-america

And trust me, there’s a lot of websites that offer such services. I just found a cool one named looks promising and unique as it doesn’t require you to download any software at all. It completely works right from the browser.

How it works

CallingAmerica works by detecting your computers Microphone via Flash. All you need is a broadband connection to start making calls to US numbers. Registering with the site is FREE and optional. But, without registering you can only make 2 minute calls. After registration, you can make calls of 15 minute duration. And unlimited calls. That’s a big plus for going through the now-much-of a hassle registration.

You can make free calls to US & Canada from It lets you call any number of times and to both landline and mobile numbers. This could be great for anyone with a computer & a broadband connection.

I can see this being very useful when I’m travelling and on certain occasions. Obviously, I am going to send this post to my friends in India so they can call me for free.

Of course, this won’t replace my regular phone line where I am just paying $20/year for long distance. If you are wondering how, check out my MagicJack Review.  It’s really incredible.

Another great alternative to make free international calls to over 30+ countries is Talkster. Check out the link to find out how that works. It even lets you make group calls.

If you have someone try this or if you try it, let me know it works. Do you know a better alternative that works for you, please share it with us.

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12 Responses to “Calling America for Free”

  1. Keshav January 13, 2009 at 4:49 pm #

    I’ve been using this service for the past 2 weeks to call my sister in the US. It has worked flawlessly, and the voice quality is very good. Though I’ll be using it just for 2 more days as she’ll be back then 😀

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  2. Taylor@Ascend Training January 13, 2009 at 6:59 pm #

    That sounds like a great way to save money on long distance phone calls. If it lets you make calls for 15 minute intervals who cares if you get cut off when you can just call for free again. I will have to check this out asap.

  3. Colin@provillus reviews January 14, 2009 at 2:46 am #

    I am noob enough not to know such an amazing service. Thank you to post it. Also thanks Keshav to share the experience. I have bookmarked it and will try it later when necessary.

  4. Computer Guides For Beginners January 14, 2009 at 9:04 am #

    I was just wondering how do these websites go about earning money to provide for the huge bandwidth of Voip services when most of the calls are free. Anyway, thanks for the great information.

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  5. Singapore Money Sense January 14, 2009 at 9:10 am #

    Another great collection to my list of free calling overseas services. In my humble opinion, Skype sometimes does not really live up to its service level and these new emerging services are giving them a run for their money.

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  6. Paul@ForeverFashion designer discount store January 14, 2009 at 3:59 pm #

    Could anyone explain me that kind of business model? How do they (I mean CallingAmerica) earn the money?
    I don’t believe in that kind of generosity in business so they should have some cash flows. Do you know where they come from?

  7. Jack@Sausage Recipes January 15, 2009 at 1:12 am #

    Right now I am using skype to make phone calls, I have already paid for a full year, so for now I am out of luck there, but the talkster thing sounds good, my mom frequently makes calls to her sister in England, so we will def have to check it out even more!

    I think things will get better and easier as far as using your pc for phone calls, and even more 😉

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  8. JR @ Cheap Laptop Computers January 15, 2009 at 4:05 am #

    Wow K, you always find all the goodies!

  9. Atniz January 16, 2009 at 12:29 am #

    I have tried using Skype phone but the quality is not as equal as paid services. For this site, I can;t open it. Does it have any geographical restrictions? I’m from Malaysia.

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  10. Oliver@Free PS3 January 18, 2009 at 3:14 pm #

    Very nice little freebie that you have found here! I love these kind of programs, there are some like Internet Calls where you can ring any landlines for completely free! I found it quite funny ringing my house phone and hearing my family downstairs as I prank called them! Haha

    Check my blog out for more freebies like this one if you’re interested!

  11. The Blogger Source January 23, 2009 at 1:17 am #

    Worth a look. I’ve tried a number of services and will give this a go too. More and more I’m making international calls.

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  12. food coupon February 7, 2009 at 1:01 am #

    hi, that is really nice post thank you for sharing the great information,I dnt know about this service, it will be very helpful to me.
    I hope you will continue sharing the info. in future also…Thank you once again