VOIP Options – The Complete List

Free VoIP on Your Cell Phone

  • GoSIP: Make free VoIP calls from your Web-enabled mobile phone through wifi with GoSIPâ’s free download.
  • damaka Inc.: With free P2P phone calls to your mobile phone, damaka claims to be the first provider to use Personal Softswitch technology â” a multimedia communication and collaboration application.
  • Truphone: Download free software onto your phone, and Truphone lets you make free VoIP calls from any wifi hotspot.
  • ROK Viper: One of the first mobile VoIP applications, ROK Viper requires downloads to both your phone and PC, as well as a Bluetooth connection between your computer and phone.
  • fringland Ltd.: fring harnesses your phoneâ’s SMS technology to deliver free VoIP calls wherever you are. It also lets you chat with friends on most major chat clients, including Google, AIM, Yahoo! and MSN.
  • Gizmo5: From the Gizmo Project, Gizmo 5 offers fring-like services, with the added feature of file sharing from your mobile phone.
  • Barablu: With Barablu, you can use your mobile phone to make free local or international calls from any location.
  • Nimbuzz: Nimbuzz allows users to call, IM (instant message), text and share files like music, photos and videos for free.
  • Blyk: Available only to a limited number of users in the U.K., Blyk offers 43 free minutes per month, which are paid for by advertisers.
  • Yeigo Communications Ltd.: Yeigo’s services are similar to Nimbuzz or fring, but only truly free when you use it to call other Yeigo users.
  • Tpad.com: Create a Tpad account with your wifi-enabled mobile phone and make free calls to any location. Small fees apply when calling international mobile numbers.
  • iSkoot: iSkoot is the first mobile company to attain Skype certification for its free calling platform.
  • MOBIVOX: Formerly known as Voxlib, Mobivox offers a free download that allows individuals to call anyone in the world, regardless of the phone they use.
  • Skype : It is can be used with all cell phones, PDAs.

Free Conference Calls

  • Powwownow: Use Powownow to make free conference calls without even registering. Just click and call.
  • Basement Ventures LLC: BV FreeConferencing allows free calling for as many as 250 attendees for up to six hours. BV also allows you to record your conference calls for free in MP3 format to save or post online.
  • FreeConference: With free basic service, free recording and no credit card required, FreeConference is currently being used by 60 of the Fortune 100 companies.
  • FreeConferenceCall: FreeConferenceCall offers accounts that can accommodate up to 96 users, as well as 24/7 customer service.
  • Totally Free Conference Calls: Totally Free Conference Calls offers the same types of free features as its competition, with up to 99 participants per call.
  • Foonz: This service allows you to make unscheduled conference calls from any phone and location for free â’“ ideal for PR professionals or party organizers. Foonz also allows users to blast voice-mail messages to multiple recipients.
  • No Cost Conference: Another free service powered by ad revenue. For users who want the service but not the ads, plans start at $4.99 per month.
  • Free Audio Conferencing: This service provides free conference calls and offers toll-free conferencing for participants at 7.9 cents per minute.
  • EasyConference: Free with no ads? Thatâ’s what they say.
  • Vapps Inc.: Vapps is the only conference service to offer HD audio quality, and is free for 10 days.
  • Skype : Conference calls up to 24, including videos, desktop sharing, texting, and document sharing.

Free Faxing

  • eFax: Free for 30 days, eFax is the â’editorsâ’ choiceâ’ of PC Magazine. After the trial period, plans start at $16.95 per month.
  • RingCentral: Offering a â’complete internet fax service,â’ RingCentralâ’s free trial allows you to receive faxes as emails, to fax any MS Office file and to sign faxes electronically. Plans start at $7.99 per month after the free trial period.
  • Fax.com: After the free trial, users pay a $9.99 flat rate for 300 faxed pages per month.
  • faxZERO.com: This is a truly free online faxing service that makes its money by placing ads on fax cover pages. Pay $1.99 per fax to remove the ad.
  • freeFAX.com: freeFAX.com has been funded by ad revenue, not user fees, since August 2000.
  • FaxDigits: FaxDigits offers most of its services â’“ a dedicated fax line, incoming faxes as PDFs, unlimited inbound faxes â’“ for free. A premium services suite runs users $7.95 per month.
  • TPC (The Phone Company): Since 1993, TPC has been sending faxes for free over email and more recently by remote printing.
  • MyFax: With no software to download, MyFax can cost as little as $9.16 per month after the free trial.
  • K7.net: Free faxes and free voicemails are delivered directly to your email inbox with K7â’s unified messaging service. K7 does not offer an out-going fax service.
  • PamFax via Skype: Although not quite free, some Skype plug-in developers have harnessed the power of Skype to send faxes to any fax machine in the world. Users pay in Skype credits per page with no monthly fees.
  • Skype : If you have a pc or an old PC sitting around doing nothing– install Skype and use the add-on called “PLUSFAX for Skype” – free.

Free VoIP Platforms

  • Asterisk: Asterisk is an open-source VoIP client with a free download, so users can build the ideal softphone for their needs.
  • Jabber: This open-source IM client lets you chat with Jabber users worldwide for free.
  • Facebook: WalkieTalkie, Conference Calls and Chatterbox are just a few of the new applications Facebook offers. Facebook has also become a proving ground for VoIP-freeware development.
  • Gizmo: Built on open-source Asterisk, Gizmoâ’s code is no longer as open, but is still free.
  • OpenWengo: French-based OpenWengo is an open-source alternative to Skype, and is Mac and Linux compatible.
  • Skype : Mac, Linux, Windows — doesn’t matter what you are running as an OS, Skype will work.

Final Pick

Skype – this is the only one that reaches across all platforms, easy to use, works on cell phones, use with your blackberry, instals on any computer or OS and the most you will pay for the functions (fax, voicemail, video, skype-to-skype call, skype-to-lan phone, skype-to-cell phone and conference calling) is less than $5/month. Nice