Free International Calls.
It can be very costly to keep in touch with people who are abroad because international calls are very expensive. In fact most people can not afford to call their friends who live in the Diaspora and if they do, they have to converse in a hurry and at the end of their calls they are left with so many unanswered questions.
This also applies to those who live in the Diaspora because they can not afford to call their family and friends in their home country. The good news is that as long as you have access to the internet, you can make free international calls. You can either use your mobile phone or better still use your desktop computer or your laptop.
Instant Messaging Applications
If you prefer to use your computer, all you have to do is download one of the many applications that are used to support this service such as skype, Gtalk and yahoo messenger. These applications enable you to call your friends using their normal cell phone numbers. Besides that, you have to plug in your head phones because unless you do so your friends will not hear whatever you will be saying and vice versa. Furthermore if you own a smart phone such as an iphone or android you can still download these applications because they have been customized to be compatible with hand held devices.
But for you to enjoy this service you have to ask your friends to download these applications in their PCs or phones. Once they have done that all you have to do is add their id into your contacts. For example if I am using Gtalk which is from Google and my email address is email@example.com, this will become my id for Gtalk application.
Add Friends to Your Contacts
When I am online I will be able to see my friends who are also online and actually call them regardless of their location. As a matter of fact, some of these applications such as Gtalk come with a video conferencing utility. With video call, both the caller and the receiver can see each other in real time as long as their computers have a web camera.
The applications that are used to facilitate free international calls are free to download. This is because when you will be making these international calls you will be contacting the devices that have the same application. For instance skype allows its users to make free PC to PC calls and this is because to them, it is the computers that are contacting each other through the internet.
Buy air time Online
However, for skype you will have to buy airtime if you want to contact people on their mobile phones. The air time can also be purchased online using your credit card. The applications that are used to help people make free international calls operate like normal mobile phones because you can decide when you do not want to be called by activating an icon that indicates you are busy.
Moreover, the applications enable users to either chat or email their friends. This means that if you do not have headphones, you need not to worry because you can still chat with your friends just like you do in social networks such as facebook. If the other person is not available you can still send them an email and they will see it once they are online.