How to Make Free Phone Calls (US & Canada) Using Skype.

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Intro: How to Make Free Phone Calls (US & Canada) Using Skype.

Free calls using skype and your home phone.

Step 1: Gather Stuff.

All you need is Skype and two phones, yours and whoever you are calling.

This is a fairly simple "trick", but commonly overlooked by people.

Skype: http://www.skype.com/download/skype/windows/helloagain.html

Optional:
This can also be done using Skype and a microphone/speakers, but I didn't have a microphone.

Step 2: Set Up the Middle Man.

Time to set up the "Middle Man"

Click the "Add Contact" button, in the new window that pops up, hit the "Click to add SkypeOut contact".

In the first field, put "Home" or "My Phone" or whatever. In the second, put +1(your phone number).

Note: In the picture, instead of "Add Contact" I have "Add Homie". This can be done by following the instructions in:
https://www.instructables.com/id/E08VGWA5FAEU8QD0HN

Hit "Add Number".

Now, repeat the process, filling in the first box with the name of whoever you are calling and the second with their number (with +1 in front of it).

Step 3: Make the Call...

On the main screen, hit the "Conference" button.

In the new screen that comes up, select your phone, hit "Add >>", then select your friends phone and hit the same button. Hit the "Start" button.

Now, when your phone rings, answer it and turn the speakers down on your computer.

Congrats, you just made a free phone call using Skype as a middle man.

Step 4: Keep in Mind.

Some things you should keep in mine:

- If you don't turn your speakers down, you are going to get a loop of sound which will start to sound really bad.

- This will also mask your caller ID, making it appear as though you are calling from some odd number like 000-000-1234.

Have fun.

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    WasimM6

    2 years ago

    make free call Pc to mobile anywhare here

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    WasimM6

    2 years ago

    make free call Pc to mobile anywhare here

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    d1ndian

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Best way to make free PC to any landlines/cell phone calls is to use Googlevoice , it's inside gmail, and was for free until December 2010, however they extended the period free service and it's free for another year until December 2011. U can call anyone in North America (USA and CANADA Only) from Pc to landlines or cell phones. No ads, no wait , no time limit. Have fun

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    AlanS50d1ndian

    Reply 2 years ago

    Google voice is now "Google Hangout" and has more bugs than an old sleeping bag.

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    AlanS50

    2 years ago

    I must be missing something. Skype won't place my calls unless I pay $3 a month or about $2 per minute.

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    JHONS1

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, its nice and I am used to keeping communication over Skype. There are other apps helpful to make over call to any country, Viber, Line, ringID, WhatsApp (specific area), Google Hangout etc.

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    teddy.boo.3

    4 years ago

    Hello guys this is the best skype recorder software that i found ,is very easy to use,

    This will help you greatly to share your record videos with your family and friends. (1) Easy to use for beginners. (2) Capture original video and audio data to record with high quality. (3) Powerful Video Converter embeded support convert video to MP4, WMV, AVI. convert video to iPod, iPhone, BlackBerry, Zune, and other players. (4) Advanced Video edit options change the video resolution and bitrate with the converter extract the audio from the recorded avi files into MP3. (5) Support new Windows 7 OS.

    Watch this tutorial video :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGUgfQYZnBY

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    shaniafan1234

    7 years ago on Step 4

    We still need skype credit to do this!! thanks though..

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    PureBreed

    9 years ago on Introduction

    heres wat u do, u use ur one free call to call ur home phone, then write down the number on the caller ID. anyone who needs to call u, give them that number. then u can use skype to landline for free. this only works if its free for landlines to call u, if not then this was a pointless comment xD

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    Tailslvr7_7PureBreed

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Lol... I didn't think of that two years ago... Thanks... But it doesen't matter anymore to me, because I use Google Voice! =D

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    EI Presidente

    9 years ago on Step 1

    Only 2 problems with this method. #1. It's somewhat convoluted, and kinda hard to follow. Decent ible though. #2. For this to work, you need to have a paid skype account that allows you to call landlines for the low cost of around 3.99 a month; thusly, why would you need to use your home phone at all when you could simply cut it out of the equation and use your computer? The only way I see this being useful is if one lacks a microphone on their computer (though oddly enough you mentioned something about doing this with a microphone... you've essentially made an instructable on how to make a skype call) Though overall, a decently presented instructable. Bravo; but next time, make sure you explain a process a bit more, shall we say, novel.

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    fireEI Presidente

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Published: Nov 8, 2006 One of these days, I'll get around to adding that this doesn't work anymore to the start of this instructable. Until then, yes. I know. It doesn't work anymore It did, however, work great. Three years ago. When Skype was free.

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    EI Presidentefire

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Lolz yeah i noticed afterwards that it's a bit outdated. Ahh, when skype was free... those were the days...

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    javed4u

    9 years ago on Step 4

    i like skype specially i make it for someone special