March 25, 2012 – Talk Is Cheap

Who still pays for landline service? These days, people who make frequent long-distance calls are increasingly turning away from landlines and mobiles, and toward the web. With, friends located across the world can hold marathon chat sessions without breaking the bank or using up all their precious mobile phone minutes.

If you can use a telephone and the Internet on a regular basis, then you can use The service is not hard to figure out. To sign up, just enter your name and email address, choose a username and a password, and allow to access your computer webcam and microphone. As soon as you’re set up, you can start making voice and video calls to friends around the world. Just type in the number of the person you want to reach, click the button that looks like a phone, and you’re good to go. These calls are made through your browser, so you don’t have to worry about downloading any separate programs or software suites. lets you enter your personal number into the system, so people who check their caller IDs will still know it’s you even when you’re using the online phone. Calls to other users are free, although you will need to pay a nominal fee to make calls to friends still using landline and mobile phones.

Rather than bogging users down with more voicemail accounts that they have to check each day, makes it easy by sending automated emails whenever a call gets missed. also offers a handful of other useful features, like an iPhone app, call analytics tools, group text messaging, and synchronization with LinkedIn and Google Contacts.

Practical Uses:

  • Call your friend in Paris without breaking the bank
  • Spend less money on work calls each month
  • Make VoIP calls from your iPhone
  • Host video conference calls with all your colleagues

Insider Tips:

  • Adobe Flash must be installed in order for to work
  • syncs with Google Contacts and LinkedIn
  • Calls can be placed to anyone in any country
  • The stats page shows how many calls per day a specific user makes

What we liked:

  • gives people the ability to make calls with their personal phone numbers
  • People can send text messages to groups or individuals
  • Calls between users are always free
  • People can send their friends links inviting them to call them back through

What we didn’t like:

  • People who use Android phones can’t use the mobile app
  • Calling certain countries is more expensive with than Skype


Company Info:

  • Launched: November 2011
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Founded by: Tomaž Štolfa
  • Web site:


  • Per minute rates vary by location


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