The blessing of being able to make international calls completely free of cost

One of the most common questions that we hear always is how people can make international calls free of cost. There are several feasible options these days, thanks to the evolution of the telecommunication technology. People nowadays are going out for work as most of the companies are sending their representatives abroad so that they can carry out work overseas. But keeping in mind the fact that these people leave their family and friends at home, it is tough for them to adjust with their new surroundings.

Most of them require staying connected with their family and this is why they’re always in search of free international calls so that they could get in touch at a low cost. There are international calling cards which provide the user with free minutes of talk-time so that they can talk in peace with their family members. Here are few ways in which you can make the best use of the 5-minute calls or international free calls or the calling apps.

Launch and install Hangouts

The next step that you should take is to locate Hangouts in the PlayStore and then install it. Once you install it, you will find a small icon which looks like a green chat bubble with a small white portion in the middle. There are several Android smartphones which already have Hangouts installed within it but if your phone doesn’t have it, you can download the app from Google PlayStore. Through this app, you can chat real time and even make video calls with your near and dear ones and enjoy the experience of seeing your mom or wife in front of you while chatting with them.

International calling cards

The prepaid international phone cards are also there to slash off your call rates and help you in saving your hard-earned dollars. With the international calling cards, you can get low international and domestic call rates, you can access your balance instantly whenever you handle your prepaid phone card. You will hear a voice which will prompt you your remaining balance. One pitfall is that you have to dial a card number before dialing the actual number of the person but when you make consecutive calls, you may not re-enter the information every time.

Utilize Skype to make calls

Download Skype from Google PlayStore and then you will find an icon on the home screen or on your app drawer. The icon is blue with a white S in its middle and you have to tap on it to open it. You will require creating a Skype name and a password in the fields which are offered and then ‘Sign in’ for continuing. Add the person whom you wish to stay in touch with if he is still not included in your contact list. Once this is done, you can call that person and start chatting by seeing the person in front of you. This reduces the pangs of staying away from home.

Use Google Voice calls

Although it is true that Google Voice doesn’t offer free voice to any place in the world but it certainly provides you with free calls to any number that’s located within Canada and United States. Google will provide you with a free phone number which is utilized for voicemails, calls and texts. It is possible to make international calls at pretty low rates. You can also make calls to other countries via Google Hangouts and see the face of each other while chatting.

Therefore, whenever you’re sulking because of the fact that you can’t be there with your family, you needn’t worry as there are the above listed options with which you can stay in touch with them at a very low cost.

Melissa Thompson writes about a wide range of topics, revealing interesting things we didn’t know before. She is a freelance USA Today producer, and a Technorati contributor.