Advantages of Internet Calling
Save Money One of the greatest benefits of Internet calling is the
savings you can realize when you call long distance - sometimes up
to 95% off the cost of traditional long distance calls. Because
calls are carried over the Internet, rates are determined by the
call destination, and not the origin.
Call Anywhere Another advantage of
Internet calling is that any
regular telephone can be reached via a PC. Unlike PC-to-PC
technology, such as voice-chat, where both caller and receiver must
be online, Internet calling offers the freedom to reach any regular
telephone, without requiring any extra effort on the part of the
quality is so good,you won't be able to tell the difference between
calling on Yahoo!
Messenger and calling on a regular phone. Hear for yourself.
For the best audio, just plug a headset into your computer and
click the Call button. Here's one from Plantronics
that works great with Yahoo! Messenger - and for a limited time
save 10% off one, 30% off two (available to US residents
Make free (or cheap) calls worldwide over the Internet.
Skypelets you use ordinary computer accessories to make free
voice-over-Internet and video calls to other Skype users anywhere
in the world. For voice calls, you need some kind of microphone and
sound system. I bought a $15 starter headset with built-in mic to
try it out. (For video calls, use a Webcam.) The latest version
features a revamped tabbed interface that offers easier access to
Skype features. You also get access to public chat environments and
an Extras Manager for third-party add-ons such as games,
personalization features, and business-oriented tools. Optional
toolbars for Firefox, Google, Outlook, and Office users make it
possible to directly dial numbers in Web pages and e-mail with a
One of the first
competitor. VoipStunt introduced free VoIP
calls to landline phone in many countries. It has cheaper rates
it uses SIP protocol, which allows to use also normal telephones.
Advantages: Absolutely competitive due to free calls, expecially
for registered users Disadvantages: I tried to make some VoIP calls
to mobile telephones;some time, in trial mode, i was not able to
complete the call.