Published September 29, 2020
When we talk about free online calls, the first thing that comes to mind is apps like Skype, WhatsApp, Viber, and Messenger. Yes, they’re free but they only let you make calls inside their app. Meaning, you’ll have to sign up and go through all the hassle of creating an account. If you’re in a hurry, this can be very frustrating.
Besides, the person you need to call has to be on their app too. But what if they don’t have internet? Or what if you want to call an international landline number? Those apps would be useless.
It is in those instances that the sites on this list will be of great help. They may not all offer free calls but they don’t require you to register an account. Besides, with their extremely cheap rates, you might as well be calling for free.
If you’re looking for a quick way to call abroad, here are 5 sites to make cheap or free online calls without registration.
For as low as 0.1￠ per minute, MyLine lets you make cheap online calls to over 150 destinations around the world. Call credits are available starting at only $2. Plus, every call credit purchase comes with an unlimited free international SMS.
Unlike most calling apps, MyLine also lets you make calls from any device – be it your phone, PC, or even your landline. You don’t even need an internet connection. The same goes for the person you’re calling so you can call both landline and mobile numbers. But you can only buy credits online so you’ll still need your smartphone or PC.
If you’re calling from your PC, you won’t need to install any plug-in or download any software. Just open your browser, go to their site, buy call credits, and dial the number you want to call. If you’re using your smartphone, you can still use your browser to make calls. Or for an easier calling experience, you can also download their app which is available for both Android and iOS users.
Call2Friends offer both paid and free online calls. But to be able to make calls, your browser must support WebRTC. Free call destinations are, however, limited. They only allow 1 to 2 calls per day per IP address. Plus, each call can only last 2 minutes. If you want to call longer, you need to sign up for an account or look for cheaper calls elsewhere.
But if you download their app, you can do tasks to earn more call credits and extend your call. Paid calls start at 0.4￠ per minute. You can only make calls from your PC or smartphone but calls can be made to any device. Just like MyLine, there’s no need to download plug-ins or install any software to make calls. You can dial the number right from your browser.
If you’re thinking of using their service to make prank calls, forget it. The site’s server saves your IP address as well as the number you called to prevent such from happening. But since it’s mostly free, expect a lower call quality (call dropping, difficulty of connecting. etc.).
Unlike other calling services on this list, Globfone only offers free online calls. It also allows you to send limited free international SMS.
Since they don’t make any money from calls, they’re relying mostly on ads and sponsorships. So the call duration and number of calls are limited per IP address. This limit resets every 24 hours.
Since it’s browser-based, you can only make calls from your PC or smartphone. But it runs on all Java-enabled browsers, modern browsers, and even some older browsers.
Making calls is rather easy and straightforward, just go their site. Dial the international calling code of the country you’re calling followed by the number you wish to call. Press the dial button and wait for the person you’re calling to accept your call.
Like most calling sites on this list, Poptox offers web-based calls from your PC or smartphone. But it only works on modern browsers. So if you’re using an outdated one, you won’t be able to make calls.
If you’re looking to make calls for free, Poptox also claims to offer one. But when I tried using their free call feature, it redirected me to their sponsor’s site and wouldn’t let me make a call. So, I guess they either offer free calls to select destinations or the free call feature doesn’t really work.
Paid calls, however, starts at 0.05￠ per minute. They accept payments from major credit cards, Paypal, and even Bitcoin
Like Poptox, Citrustel also claims to offer free calls. But when I tried to use that feature on their site, it also redirected me to their sponsor’s site. When I went back to their site, it still wouldn’t let me make calls. So I guess, like Poptox, the free call offer either only work for select destinations or it doesn’t really work at all.
But they do offer cheap online calls. Call rates start at 0.06￠ per minute. You can call right from your PC or any smartphone. However, it only works with Chrome and Opera. If you’re using any other browser you can’t use their services.