If you love to talk to your friends and family members over the phone but are afraid of the huge telephone bill, then you would be thrilled to hear about CallingAmerica. It is a free VoIP (voice over internet protocol) service for calling any landline or mobile number in the USA, Canada and other selected international locations. It is an ad supported service and this is why you can make unlimited number of free calls to anywhere in the USA and Canada. It does not require you to download any software, install any program or buy anything. All you have to do is visit their homepage and start making calls.
You can visit the CallingAmerica website in your web browser like Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer. The CallingAmerica web site requires you to have Adobe Flash Player installed before you can use their service. If you do not already have Adobe Flash Player installed, then you can download the latest version from the Adobe website.
Making phone calls over your computer using a VoIP service like CallingAmerica, requires that you have a headphone and microphone attached to your computer. If you do not already have a headphone and microphone, then you can get a cheap one from the ebay or neweggs. Make sure the headphone jacks are plugged correctly and check by recording something using your microphone and playing it back. This way you can see if your microphone’s sound level is not too low or high.
Using CallingAmerica’s VoIP service is very easy and straightforward. You can enter the phone number you want to dial in a text box. Its a pity that they do not have a dialing pad. If you are entering a US number, then you do not have to enter any international code like +1 or 001. After entering the phone number, click on the yellow colored Free Call Now button on the right side. This would ask you to enter a security captcha code. The captcha code is required to prevent misuse like automatic dialling by bots.
After you have entered the captcha code successfully, you would be shown an advertisement for about 15 seconds or longer depending on how busy the phone network is. After waiting for some time and enjoying the advertisement being displayed on the right side, you would be asked permission for CallingAmerica (goober.com) to access your microphone using the Adobe Flash player. This is required so that your voice can be transferred over the internet and you can make a successful phone conversation. You should click Allow when asked for camera and microphone access as shown.
Now the call to your entered phone number would start. You can enjoy talking with your friends without paying a single cent. The call would last for 2 minutes if you are an unregistered user. For a registered user, any single call can be as long as 15 minutes. In my personal experience the volume from the call was very low, so I had to adjust the sound volume in Windows. When you are done talking, you can click on the Hang Up button to terminate the call.
CallingAmerica is supported by the Goober networks. You can use it to make unlimited number of free calls to USA, Canada, Mexico, China, Australia, Hongkong and UK. You can make calls to mobile phones in the USA and Canada only. You can register for free to make unlimited number of calls of longer durations. Since this is a web based VoIP service, you can use it from any operating system like Windows, Mac or Linux. So what are you waiting for? You can point your browser to the CallingAmerica website at http://www.callingamerica.com/ and start making phone calls for free!