It’s been a while since we had seen a working Free Calls service anywhere in the world. The previous one we wrote about, Free411 free international calls worked really well for a long time but eventually went into the oblivion. Luckily, we now have a really cool service, FreePhone2Phone, which lets you make totally free calls to over 50 countries including India, UK & Canada.

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Obviously there is a catch, a couple of them actually –


  • Each free call is restricted to 5 minutes.
  • This Free VOIP service works only in USA.

If you are in US, rejoice and start using the service right away, and if you are not in US, you can still make use of it with a work-around, which I will be explaining later. If you are wondering how/why the service is free, FreePhone2Phone makes money when you call their access numbers either via your landline or mobile. There is something called interconnect charge which they recover from your operator and make money from it. Update: They don’t seem to charge interconnect fee, but have completely advertising based revenue model.

How to use FreePhone2Phone to make Free Calls from US?

1. Pickup your phone and call one of the www.freephone2phone.com local access numbers listed on their homepage.

2. You can make free international calls to over 50 countries which are also listed on the homepage. Make sure it is a landline number you are calling. The service supports calling cellular phone numbers of few countries including India, China, Hong Kong & Singapore.

How to use FreePhone2Phone to make Free calls from outside US?

Technically, FreePhone2Phone works only for US based phones. But then, there is a simple work around to use it from anywhere in the world to make free international calls. The trick is to use a Google Voice account, either from your Gmail or Gtalk.

Google Voice always displays a local US number and your call goes through just like a local call. If you are wondering how to get a Google Voice account outside US, the answer is to use a Free VPN or a proxy service.

Since yesterday, I have tried making calls to US & India from India and it has worked great. Do let me know your feedback and if it’s working fine for you.

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21 thoughts on “Make Free Calls to Over 50 Countries [VOIP]

  1. its not working any more, welcome note plays and after that it says private calls are not accepted. I tried to call from my Google voice account. It seems they might have found the work around and fixed it.

    • I just tried and it works fine. I am not sure why it isn’t working for sure, but I believe it is due to some settings with Google Voice. To be clear, I am using Google Voice via GMail. Also, the post is intended for people in US to make use of the service.

    • it can’t be due to Free VPN use. I used VPN only to get the ‘Call Phone’ button in Gmail. Once I got that, I disconnected the VPN and could still use the service.

  2. Dear Raju,

    Thank you so much for this tip. The service works great from here in US. I can now call my wife for free every day

  3. Thanks friend for this wonderful piece of information. Specially the trick to use FreephonetoPhone outside Us is really great. I will use this service extensively to call my loved ones.

  4. Thanks for this, will definitely look into this service. 5 minutes is pretty long for a free phone call, Freebuzzer only gives you 2 minutes.

  5. Hello.
    I live in Canada and I make a lot of call to my family in Brazil.
    Is this the best option to make free calls for me?
    I can work this around with a VPN, but I just want to ask you if you know other type of services I can try to make calls like that? Or is this the only method?
    Thank you very much!

  6. how to download VPN? Dear Rajuji, could you pls send a mail detailing the installing the VPN and connecting it with google talk and speak in India, I would be grateful to you pls.

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