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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  • matt weber

    dude, you are a rockstar, works like charm from here in DC

  • Rahul Bansal

    Hey Raju

    I follow you site from long time so just want to let you know the original source of this

    http://freevcalls.blogspot.com/2010/10/freephone2phonecom-free-unlimited-calls.html

    • http://techpp.com Raju

      It’s really tough to know the original source when it comes to VOIP blogs! I will recheck and change the source if found to be true.

  • http://www.jeetenge.com Arun

    Amazing! work well :)

    Thanks for the information

  • Manu

    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.

    • http://techpp.com Raju

      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.

  • http://www.thetechmedia.com Harsh.K

    Tried and not working for me too. Is it due to Free VPN use? Tried with tor too but no success.

    • http://techpp.com Raju

      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.

  • Srinivas

    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

  • Saket

    For people who don’t live in US, you can try http://www.freedomcalls.com.au

    Works like a charm and India is in the list of supported countries too

  • Daniel

    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.

  • GetDialing

    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.

  • dryburn

    does this still work?? coz i dont wanna start trying if it doesn’t

    • http://techpp.com Raju

      works perfectly if you are in US

  • JJ

    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!

  • leo

    I wan to download vpn on my system.how do i do it

  • spice

    thank you

  • murali

    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.

  • sunu

    can you please tell me which vpn you used and how ?

  • Gear

    Its great

  • wafaa

    Its good call