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Q: free pc call ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: free pc call
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: samuel3-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 10 Feb 2004 09:29 PST
Expires: 11 Mar 2004 09:29 PST
Question ID: 305410
free download pc call
Subject: Re: free pc call
Answered By: hummer-ga on 10 Feb 2004 12:59 PST
Hi samuel3,

It is possible to talk PC to PC for free using your computer's
speakers, microphone and sound card - however, the quality of the
sound will depend on alot of factors (internet connection, hardward,
etc). If you want to call PC to phone, you will need to purchase an
account with one of the service providers.

Using The Net As A Phone:
"You can speak with anyone whom you normally type to via instant
messaging. You AND the person you are calling simply need to be on the
same instant messaging network, you need a computer with a microphone
- so you can talk - and speakers - so you can hear."
"You can also use your computer to call another person's home phone or
cell phone instead of their computer. They don't need anything special
to accept your call; as far as they can tell you are calling them from
a regular phone. However, this does cost you some money."


1) ICQphone:
* Free calls between your ICQ and your friends' ICQ, anywhere in the world
* No time limits means you can talk for hours without having to watch the clock.

PC-to-PC call using ICQphone:
Note: You do not need an ICQphone account to make a PC-to-PC call. PC
to PC calls are free. A microphone/headphones and a sound card are
required to make a call.

Download ICQ Pro 2003b:
"ICQ Pro 2003b includes ICQphone, a feature that incorporates IP
telephony functions into the ICQ program. Users can initiate and
participate in PC-to-PC and PC-to-phone calls."


2) PC Telephone: PC-to-PC calls over Internet/Intranet:
"Use PC-Telephone to make unlimited FREE PC-to-PC calls over Internet.
Enter in the Phonebar the IP address or name of your contact party's
PC and press the Dial button while you are online."

PC Telephone download:

Additional Links


1) AIM Phone (powered by Net2Phone):
*  International rates as low as 3.9 a minute.*
* Call any phone, anywhere in the world, anytime-all day, all night-and save!
* Access your account online at any time.


2) Net2Phone:
"Net2Phone CommCentersm is software that allows you to place low cost
phone calls from your computer to a telephone or another computer."

Net2Phone rates:


3) IConnectHere:
"Call anywhere in the world from your computer  	
Extremely low rates as low as 1.1/minute
Great calling plans to your favorite countries
Per-minute or monthly plans
No Connection Fees, No Contract"

All you need to make a PC to Phone call:
* a computer with a microphone and speaker
* Internet access (dialup or broadband)
* Sign up with an iConnectHere account
* Download iConnectHere FREE Software


4) DialPad:
Dialpad offers several options for saving money on your telephone bills.
* DialPad Monthly
* DialPad Prepaid
* DialPad Callingcard

DialPad download:
"dialpadchameleon is our software application for making phone calls
over the Internet with any of our low rate PC-to-Phone services. It is
so intuitive to use, it makes calling from your computer to telephones
around the world as easy as 1, 2, 3."


Internet Telephony:

I hope this helps. If you have any questions or if I've misunderstood
your question, please post a clarification request before
closing/rating my answer.

Thank you,

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Clarification of Answer by hummer-ga on 10 Feb 2004 16:38 PST
Hi again, samuel3,

Thank you to ipfan-ga for posting the suggestion "Skype". It's an
instant messenger and is a good idea, but you'll only be able to call
other Skype members (like ICQphone).

Skype User Guide:

Subject: Re: free pc call
From: ipfan-ga on 10 Feb 2004 15:34 PST
What about Skype?

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