Phone Service Wherever You Have Wi-Fi

If you have internet service anywhere (even free Wi-Fi at McDonalds), then you also have phone service. Create yourself a free Gmail email account. Then, find the telephone receiver icon on the Gmail email home page. Hit that icon, then dial the number. If you want privacy, be sure to use a headset with a microphone and earplugs, otherwise, it works as a speaker phone.

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I have used this when traveling. Often you can access free Wi-Fi in parking lots of major hotels, McDonalds, libraries and such. I have also used it at some of the kids camps I work at during the summer months. We have wi-fi, but are so remote our cell phones don't work.

You can only call out this way (can't receive), and your number will show up differently every time you call out. But, it beats a service you have to pay for or none at all.

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January 6, 20140 found this helpful

Or you could take it just one small step farther and use Skype on your computer, it allows you to make free calls to other Skype users. Your number will remain the same where ever you are calling from. Calls go both ways as long as you are on-line. There is a small fee to make non-Skype calls, but they are always offering deals so it's best to just go to their site.

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Taking just one more step farther you could use MagicJack and pay $20.00 a year for your phone service. You get on screen caller ID, an answering machine and all you need to do is carry the little credit card sized box to any computer.

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January 20, 20140 found this helpful

Ah, but you Skype you must have a camera I believe on your computer, and everyone doesn't have one. And, in newer homes, they are not always installing phone jacks anymore (as so many people are using only cell phones) so magic jack is not always an option.

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January 31, 20140 found this helpful

This sounds great - but can you use it from outside the United States and Canada to make calls to the US ? That would be really great!

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January 31, 20140 found this helpful

If you are getting a Gmail account to use wifi as your phone service then take it a step farther and get Google Voice, also free. That way your out going number is always the same, it doesn't have to change as previously stated, and you can recieve in come calls to.

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Google Voice has an app that can be dowloaded to your ipad, android tablet, ipod, etc all those devices connected to wifi can make/recieve calls from the app. You can also make calls without the app by just logging into Google Voice directly.

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January 31, 20140 found this helpful

April, Neither of your arguments to my prior post stand up. MagicJack works from your computer, MagicJack "plus" works from an outlet not a phone jack. Skype does not require a camera unless you want to do a video call. Both Skype and MagicJack services require internet service. No camera nor a house phone jack would be required.

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