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HOW TO – Free international calling… for the next 3 years?

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Michael Gartenberg from Jupiter Research spotted this odd phone service for making free international calls, you call a number in Iowa (712-858-8883) and according to the site… “When the gateway answers, enter 011 then the country code and number you want to reach (mobile users, do not hit SEND – the call will go through on it’s own). Wait a few moments for your call to ring through and then enjoy your free call.”[via] – Link.

As Michael said, if there’s a catch, I can’t find one either (I called our MAKE Japan office, worked fine) – so, get your phone phreak on if you want to dabble and make some free international calls.

Here’s a how-to of sorts so you don’t need to pay for the Iowa call… use Skype to make a free local call to the Iowa # (in the USA calls are free within the USA) then just dial out internationally for free… Skype on a Mac sometimes has DTMF issues, but usually on a PC it works fine – try it out and post on up in the comments. I tried using Project Gizmo and it worked fine too…

10 thoughts on “HOW TO – Free international calling… for the next 3 years?

  1. consensus in the helio offices is that someone is recording the calls and doing a book on the crazy things people say. who knows how long this’ll be around… anyone remember freeway?

  2. there are so many other free voip providers around. Futurephone was always there for a closure. The iowa minute stealer scheme wouldn’t last long.

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