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How to Use VPN to Make Free Phone Calls to the United States or Canada

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011


I guess part of the answer or how to make free phone calls to the United States or Canada is to better understand how VPN works in the first place. VPN stands for virtual private network, and can mask your IP address so that it looks as if you are in a different location. For example, if you are in the UK or China, you can log into a VPN service and connect an IP server in the USA or Canada, and it will appear as if you are accessing the internet from that location. Because free calling to the USA and Canada is limited to in-country only, using the VPN in this way will enable the call using Google Voice on GMAIL or similar services.

Sound complicated? Well, it’s not! Here are some of the relatively simple and fast steps that it takes:

1. In order to get started with the VPN process, you’ll need to purchase or download a software client (i.e., software program) that will give you access to various IP addresses. Some companies that provide decent service at a reasonable price are PureVPN, HideMyAss, Banana Secure VPN, etc.
2. Once installed, run the VPN client and select an IP that is within the United States or Canada.
3. Use a service like GMAIL to make phone calls. GMAIL is 100% free, and is available at gmail.com.
4. Dial the phone number that is located within the United States or Canada.

That’s it! Simple, easy, and cost effective. I used to use Skype to make calls (which was great), but it’s really hard to beat free! If you’re located overseas and need to talk to your family and friends in the United States or Canada, this is a really great way to save money and keep in touch.

Good luck! And, happy phone call making!


December 20, 2011
Comments
  1. jorge said on February 11, 2012 5:04 pm:

    Interesting! Thanks for posting this!

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