Update: It seems Free 411 could not handle the amount of free calls people wanted them to provide and thus they have shut this service down. While this was a great service please remember that the free calling services can only survive if they make enough money from the advertisement. Also, if people misuse such services then there are no ways to keep such services up.
After a refreshing camping trip to Tybee Island we are back with great offers to make free international calls. Did you hear the story of Aladdin and his genie? On a gesture of Aladdin the Genie would do something awesome in no time. Consider yourself the Aladdin and we are going to introduce you to the Genie. This Genie however can only serve your one wish, viz making free phone calls to anywhere in the world. You can use the 411 service to make free international calls for 5 minutes per call. The process is quite simple. All you have to do is to dial 1-800-373-3411 (1-800-FREE-411) and when the automated operator greets you (probably after an ad) you need to say (yes no option to key this option using your cell type pad) “Free Call”. Once your voice is deciphered you will be connected to the server where you can enter your destination number in “country code + destination number” format. For example, if you want to make a free call to Delhi in India then you need to dial 91 followed by the STD code and the number like 9111*********.
What is the Catch
You can continue talking for 5 minutes and then this free call will get disconnected automatically. However, the best part is one call that same number again and continue for another 5 minutes. This number when dialed from a Landline in USA is a free number. This free international call service is similar to the free international call service provided by Ringplus which we blogged about earlier. However, Ringplus gives you 7 minutes of free international calls to India per call and more or less free international calls for other countries. I hope this blog was useful to you. Please spread the word among your friends about the blog. If you have a blog please add us in your blogroll link addresses. Thank you for visiting our blog.
Ad supported free phone calls
In order to offer more minutes of free international calls to their users the voip service providers are using a new strategy. They offer phone calls that is supported by ads i.e. when one makes a call they will always hear some ad before the call is connected. We recently blogged about two such voip service providers Ringplus and DialSimple. Both of these providers are also offering ad supported free international phone calls.
P.S. Thanks to Abhijeet for sharing with us the trick to use this offer to make free calls from anywhere in the world to anywhere in the world. Use skype to call 1-800-373-3411 for free and you can get free international call anywhere in the world. You can even use the same trick to make a call within India also as Abhijeet posted in the comment.