Whether you’re on vacation or want to save money on your phone bill, there are plenty of reasons to make calls from your laptop. And with today’s technology, it’s easier than ever to do!
In this article, I’ll show you how to use your laptop to make phone calls, whether you have a Mac or a PC.
I’ll also share some software options that are great for making calls. So get ready to save money by ditching your phone plan!
What do I Need?
You only need a laptop, a microphone, a software platform, and an internet connection.
If you have a headset or earbuds with a microphone, those will work great. Otherwise, you can use the speaker & microphone built into your computer. Only you won’t have as much privacy.
Google Voice Option
The first option we’ll look at is using Google Voice. Google Voice gives you a phone number that you can use for calls, texts, and voicemails. You can use this number to make domestic and international calls from your web browser and mobile devices.
Google Voice is free to sign and claim your Google Voice number.
Calls made to numbers in the United States and Canada are free. Calls made to anywhere else will cost money. You can’t make emergency calls with Google Voice.
Click here for instructions on using Google Voice.
How to Make Free Calls Using Facetime.
The second option is to use Facetime. Facetime is a built-in app on all Apple devices. So, if you have Mac, you can use FaceTime to make free video and audio calls.
Apple will walk you through making Facetime calls here.
How to Make Phone Calls with Skype
The third option is Skype. Skype is a communication app that lets you make video and audio calls, as well as chat with people. You can use Skype on your computer, phone, or tablet.
Making calls to other people using Skype is always free.
But if you want to call a mobile phone or landline, you’ll need to buy Skype credits. Or, you can get a subscription if you want to use Skype as your main phone calling platform.
You can learn how to make telephone calls using Skype here.
Other Software Options
Many other software options are available for making phone calls from your laptop.
Some other popular ones include Dingtone, Talkatone, and TalkU. Each of these apps has its strengths and weaknesses and may be worth exploring.
There you have it! There are several easy ways to make phone calls using your laptop. Whether on vacation or just trying to save money, making calls from your laptop is a great option. So try one of these methods the next time you need to make a call!
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