Is there an voIP app for mac for free calls from computer?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by maldoror, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. maldoror macrumors regular

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    iCall is free for pc but not mac...is there one?
     
  2. Middling macrumors regular

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    It looks as though there is a web-based (flash) version of iCall that should work on the Mac.

    I'm not aware of any out-of-the-box solutions for free calling, but with a combination of different products it is possible to get free calls to the US and Canada.

    The Gizmovoice has some instructions on how to do this. If you're not in the US you will need a US-based phone number and proxy to activate. Ignore the Gizmovoice advice about buying one of their numbers, i just applied for a free one from IPKall (took a day to get it) and then cancelled the account after signing up with Google Voice.

    Although the Gizmovoice page says calls are limited to 3 minutes this only applies to calls made by dialling from the Gizmo (or SIP) software. If you log into the Google Voice page and initiate the call from there you can talk for a lot longer.

    There are Dashboard widgets and standalone applications that supposedly make logging into Google Voice unnecessary, but i haven't had much luck with them so far.
     

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