How To Make Free International Calls From PC / Laptop Using Google Talk

Make International Calls with Talkster for Free using GoogleTalk

GoogleTalk has come up with services that allow users worldwide to make international calls without having to shell out a single penny. GTalk provides calls from personal computers to phone via Talkster which is integrated with GTalk2VoIP.

GoogleTalk allows users to make group conference calls, long distance and international calls to over 30 destinations for free This utility of GTalk has helped many people especially from countries like India, Africa, UAE.

Google Talk provides free international calling facility via Talkster. Follow the below steps to use this facility:

  • Open Google Talk from desktop if available or install Google Talk after downloading.
  • Locate Add button and run it by clicking it on Google Talk, this allows one to add new contacts to the Google Talk.
  • Now type the telephone number of the particular person you wish to call by following the format provided below.[email protected]
    • Enter the full and complete phone number with country code along with the area code. Examples of phone numbers in the UK will be assigned a phone number in GTalk as [email protected], and a number in USA will be assigned a phone number as [email protected].
  • If the above steps are followed in sequential order, a confirmation message from Talkster will be received along with a local call-in number. Both callers and receivers can use the call-in number to get information on all the free international calling features. Talkster also provides a local number to avail cheap call charges by the callers in their respective countries.
  • Now to make a international call to any of your friends for free. All one needs to do is to double click on the particular number from the Contact List of Google Talk
  • To initiate the call, just click the mouse on the Call button.
  • Talkster then immediately begins dialling out the phone number from GTalk.
  • Once the calling party replies, 10 seconds are provided to every caller to examine whether he/she is accessible for talk, informing the party to suspend the call and callback using Talkster’s local phone number from the caller’s country.
  • One has to wait for the caller to suspend and call-back the caller using his local Talkster’s call-in number. Check to see if the calling party has the correct number. If the number with the calling party is not correct, one can send the correct phone number either via email or IM. Talkster also provides a utility to SMS mobile phone numbers using Talkster’s call-in number to a cellphone. Either the caller or the receiver can call back to get connected to an international call.
    • Note: Talkster provides CallerID facility for all its users to know whom to connect the calls to, so it is very important not to disable the CallerID.
  • GTalk2VoIP utility of Talkster connects the caller as soon as the original calling party initiates the call. Both the parties are connected to a free international call and can use this facility to talk as much as they wish to.
  • One can terminate a call when the talking is complete. GTalk users are encouraged to use the call facility as many times as possible.
  • Talkster has provided local numbers to nearly 30 countries like United States, Australia, United Kingdom, China, Ireland, Latvia, Argentina, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Norway, Netherlands, Chile, Slovenia, Canada, Israel, Czech Republic, Finland, Denmark, El Salvador, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Hong Kong, Peru, Sweden, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland.

    GoogleTalk allows calling any fixed line, mobile, cell and landline phone numbers to the supported international countries through its Talkster and GTalk2VoIP utilities which is available for free. One need not have to register or sign-up or use credit card to use the calling services. It is available for free with unlimited usage without any restrictions on the usage. One can find more information on www.gtalk2voip.com

    Why Use Calling Cards in the Age of Skype?

    Interesting debate, should we use paid calling cards in the age where services like skype or Yahoo VOIP offers free calling facilities…

    Many people ignore calling cards, preferring to use Skype or other online voice chat to make long distance calls, often for free. Truth be told, with products that allow you to talk for free, why would you still need a calling card? Well, let’s see:

    1. Although we don’t think about it too often, the truth is not everyone has access to the right computer equipment and a good enough internet connection.

    That shouldn’t be too hard to believe. For example, think of your parents (or grandparents) – do you think they know that they can plug a microphone into the computer, let alone where? Some applications have tried to address this by letting you use your computer to call out to a regular phone; but guess what – that’s NOT free! And calling cards offer significantly lower rates than what those outbound computer-to-phone calls will charge you.

    2. Online chat isn’t always that appropriate.

    “Hello, prospective international employer. I will be on Skype from 4-8 GMT. Please meet me there.” Yeah, right! What about calling a hotel in Italy to make honeymoon reservations? Do you really think you can Skype them? If voice chat is appropriate for some industries, for others it is simple a no-no. Some things just require a plain old phone.

    There’s also the problem of quality that should be addressed here: the delay that can come with networks (that weird-sounding thing that happens when syllables get blurred together or whole words get lost) might be ok when calling friends, but what about  business deals?

    3. How about when you’re travelling.

    Have you ever tried to track down a reliable internet connection while you’re on the road? Or let’s say… in a foreign country? Internet cafes are pretty common in most places you’re likely to travel; but not many have equipment for voice chat (and many are so loud that it wouldn’t matter if they DO have the equipment). And on top of all that, calling cards or phone cards are cheaper! It costs an average 15 eurocents/minute to use a computer in Europe, and cruise ship internet connections average about 70-90 cents per minute; a international phone card would give you a rate of about 7 cents USD. Imagine that!

    4. Scheduling online meetings is almost ALWAYS a pain.

    Yeah; then add in time differences and network outages, equipment failures, and you’ve left everyone with their headsets on, staring at their monitors, while they wait for you to arrive to the chat… If this takes too long, someone will probably call the delayed party to figure out what’s going on; so why not save the hassle and just do the whole meeting over the phone?

    Even if you’re all for new technology, sometimes there’s a good reason to hang onto the old stuff, too. Calling cards will definitely save you time, money, and a lot of trouble in some situations.

    At the end of the day, the end customers or users are the one who can decide the best.