How Free Calling Works In VoIP
It is free calls that is one of the most important and attractive features of the VoIP technology. In fact VoIP enjoys so much popularity because the first thing that comes to mind is that you can make free calls or very cheap calls if you use internet telephony instead of the traditional landline phones.
There are a number of ways you can make calls with VoIP and how you use the technology determines what you have to pay to make phone calls.
Pc to Pc or Computer to Computer Calls Are Free
For example, if you make computer to computer or pc to pc calls then such calls are totally free. You don’t have to pay anything for such calls except for what you pay for the internet connection and the power that runs your computer.
This is because when you are making calls from one computer to another, the voice data travels over internet between two computers.
For such calls there is no expense other than what you and the person you are calling have to pay for internet access. So pc to pc calls are free.
But Calls from Pc to Landline/Mobile Phones Are Not Generally Free
When you make a call from your computer to a landline or mobile phone, your voice starts from a computer and ends over a landline or mobile phone line which costs money.
This is why pc to phone calling is not usually free though the charges are very small compared to what it would cost you to make calls with traditional phones and mobiles.
But what if you didn't want to pay even that small amount?
Is there a way to make pc to phone calls totally free?
The answer is a surprising Yes.
You can make totally free pc to phone calls also by using some VoIP software. Then some VoIP providers allow you to make free pc to phone calls for a limited time or to some specified countries. And then there are some ad-based ways to make free calls, meaning that you may have to view a short ad before you can make free calls.
There is a lot of information about various ways to make free and cheap calls.. If you would like to learn more, feel free to browse all the articles and information regarding free calls below: