People have been using their cell phones to make the phone calls on other mobile phones or landlines since a long time now. But, have you ever given a thought to the idea of calling other mobile phones/landlines from your PC/laptop for free? If yes, then we have an answer to your thought. And if not, then you can find the method to do it here. So let’s start with the prerequisites and the method you need to execute.
You do not need any kind of special hardware on your PC to make calls from it. All you need is a microphone and a headphone in working condition. And as far as software is concerned, you will need a free voice calling app installed on your PC. And finally, a good internet connection is also expected to maintain the quality of your call from your PC.
Make Free Calls From PC Using iCall App
In this method, we are going to use a software called as ‘iCall’ to make free phone calls from your PC. This software is not related to Apple in any way. Also, using this software is entirely free of cost. So let’s look at the steps involved in executing this method.
Step 1- First you will have to download iCall App, Since the official website is not working, you will have to download it from Softpedia.
Step 2- Then, navigate to the location where you had downloaded the software and initiate the installing process by right-clicking on it.
Step 3- Once this software gets successfully installed on your PC, launch it. Then, go through the following dialog boxes to complete the installing process.
Step 4- Now, the actual application will be launched on your PC. And then, you will have to register yourself before you start using this application on your PC.
Step 5- Once you are done with the steps mentioned above, you are almost through. Now, all you need to do is enter the country code and the phone number of the person you wish to call and click on ‘Dial.’
A small ad will be displayed before the call. Once the ad gets over, your call will be initiated. There are other softwares such as ‘FreeCall’ which you can try out for yourself.
Using Gmail to Make Phone Calls From Computer
In this method, we are going to use Gmail to make phone calls from PC. Previously Gmail used to let users make free phone calls, but now it charges you a small fee for the calls you make. So this is not a Totally free method for making calls from PC, but I just thought this is something you guys will love to know about (As most of you are Gmail users). So please don’t curse me, If you want a free method then you already have the first method listed above.
- 1. If you do not have a Gmail account, then create one before you start with this method.
- 2. Install and activate the voice plugin on your PC.
The steps required to make this possible are as follows:
Step 1- Sign into your Gmail account from any web browser.
Step 2- Search for the ‘chat’ option which you will find on the left-hand side of the screen. A ‘call phone’ option will be located there with the icon of a telephone.
It is also possible that it is not visible due to the current language settings on your Gmail account. Try changing the language to ‘English.’
If you still don’t find this ‘call phone’ option anywhere in your Gmail account, then it is probably because Google has not yet enabled this service on your Gmail account.
Step 3- When you find this ‘call phone’ option, click on it. A dialog box will appear on your screen which will inform you about the call charges, etc. Click on ‘Accept’ once you are done reading it and wish to continue with the process.
Step 4- Now, you will notice a dialog box with the dial pad. You can type in the phone number of the person whom you want to call using this dial pad. And then, click on the ‘Call’ option located at the bottom of the same dialog box to initiate the call from your PC.
And that’s it! You can have your conversation through your PC with the other person who is on the phone.
You can use either of the methods listed to make phone calls from PC/Laptop to any other phone/landline. If you get stuck at any of the steps listed above or if you have any other better method, then please let us know in the comments section below.