Free International Calls to 30+ Countries with Talkster

We have seen many services like Jajah, Freedom phone, etc., that offered FREE international calling.

Talkster is the new kid on the free international calls market and looks very promising. You can call your friends or family in 30+ international destinations for FREE with Talkster.

How it works

You can call your friends from your computer, cell phone browser or via SMS.

  1. Enter your name, phone number, your friends name & phone number at
  2. You will get a local phone number and your friend will get a local number in his country. You can save this for the friend in your phone book and use it anytime.
  3. Call your local Talkster number and when your friend answers, ask him to hang up and call his local Talkster number. But, you don’t hang up. he should have gotten his local Talkster number in his Caller ID or via SMS.
  4. When he calls his local number, you will both be connected and you can talk free as much as you want

The only difference with doing this via SMS is you will send an SMS to a Talkster number with this information and you will both receive SMS with your local numbers to call.

Unlimited Talk Time

Previous free international phone services I have seen had some sort of time restrictions but Talkster doesn’t seem to have any. You don’t need a credit card or even need to register for an account!

Group Call

I like this feature a lot. You can even add up to 5 friends for a group call and you can reach the whole group with one single phone number.

What’s the Catch

Well, to be in business Talkster needs to make money through this. And they do that by asking you to listen to short advertisements (10 secs or less) with offers or coupons to products/services, etc.

Considering you can make free long distance and international calls that could save you tons of money, listening to a brief ad shouldn’t be that big of a deal.


If you need to talk to someone from another country quite often, you could probably ship them a MagicJack with a local number as yours and you can just talk all the time. if you haven’t heard of MagicJack and how you can have a phone service for $20/year, you can check out my MagicJack Review.

What do you think of this service? Would you be trying it out to call a friend you haven’t spoken in a while?

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18 Responses to “Free International Calls to 30+ Countries with Talkster”

  1. touchscreen phones November 18, 2008 at 3:45 pm #

    Talkster seems to be a good way to save money on international calling, although there are ads that you have to listen to, it’s definitely worth the money you save.

  2. MATX November 18, 2008 at 10:06 pm #

    I can put up with 10 seconds of ads for free international calls!

  3. Caroline@debit card loans November 19, 2008 at 4:38 am #

    Nice find, they seem to be providing a low cost service for what they are offering.

  4. Caribbean Holidays November 21, 2008 at 9:02 am #

    This sounds like a good service they are offering and at a great price, free! I think I could handle the less than 10 second ads especially if I’m making a long distance all. I’ll just think of all the money I’m saving while I’m listening to the ad :)

  5. Aaron@HR Software November 21, 2008 at 12:44 pm #

    Sounds like a great idea but I still think I will try MagicJack once my skype subscription expires.

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  6. fun info November 22, 2008 at 6:08 am #

    listen to 10 secs or less advertisements is not a big deal if can save my money to call my brother in other country.

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  7. Jason November 22, 2008 at 7:04 pm #

    This will come in handy now that I have landed my first international client ;)

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  8. Fahad November 24, 2008 at 6:31 am #

    Dang, Pakistan is not on the list of 30 countries. Will it still work if I want to call Canada which is on the list? or do both countries need to be in the list?

  9. Kevin@Great Wall of China Facts November 25, 2008 at 8:35 pm #

    Thanks for the info on talkster. I sometimes make out of the country calls to Iran and other nations so it is nice to have this. Thanks for showing me this!

  10. techzoneX November 29, 2008 at 10:22 am #

    The ads will not matter at all if they provide a long distance free call. Thanks for info. Long live talkster :) and all time be it free ;-)

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  11. Computer Guides For Beginners December 3, 2008 at 11:26 am #

    I realised that most articles you provide are very relevant and applicable to me. Have since bookmarked your site for further reading next time. Keep up the good work. =)

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  12. Beauty December 4, 2008 at 3:00 am #

    Thats cool! Few seconds of listening to some advertisement and talking for hours for free.

  13. Jan - Graduate admission essay February 6, 2009 at 4:56 am #

    listening to 10s of ads is not a big deal for me, especially during these days where everyone is keeping their belts tight. thanks for sharing Ill definitely try this one.

  14. Brian@Medical Grade Monitors February 19, 2009 at 6:07 pm #

    It’s a good idea to use both Talkster and MagicJack together. This could really be convenient and free. I’m still looking for the day when phone calling is FREE just like internet traffic.

  15. Fifi D February 15, 2011 at 7:22 am #

    Does this trick work in Italy? I am going out there to study for 6 months and this could save me a load of money.

  16. Judy Mason October 16, 2011 at 9:33 am #

    Wow sounds like a good way to get free international call does this work like a video chat or it is really an international call without using prepaid calling cards.

  17. Scenic Cotswolds November 10, 2011 at 9:34 am #



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