Callforfree.net.au offers free calls to 70 countries

No additional SIM card or phone software required

A new service has been launched in Sydney which promises free telephone calls to 70 international destinations simply by calling a local mobile number.

Callforfree.net.au allows people to dial into a local mobile number then enter the country code and phone number of the international call.

The call to the dedicated mobile number is then transferred to Callforfree.net.au's Sydney data centre and then routed over the Internet using VoIP and terminated in the destination country.

Callforfree.net.au managing director Sat Pal said the service only took three days to set up and already has about 100 users.

"It can scale up to 10,000 users and then we would need to do a big chunk of investment with a telco to expand it which would cost about $500,000," Pal said.

No additional SIM card or phone software is required to use the service.

The customer gets charged their standard local call rate to the dial-in number and from then on the international call is free.

Callforfree.net.au makes money on the margin for call termination charges and there is no time limit on calls; however, not all countries include mobile numbers and most only calls to landlines. For the complete list see this PDF.

"It's ideal for students in Australia wanting to call home cheaply and for people who want to use more of their mobile phone cap allowance," Pal said, adding the call quality equivalent to a standard mobile or landline.

The service is available to all mobile phones on all local carriers except Optus and its resellers TPG and Virgin Mobile.

Telstra, 3 and Vodafone mobile phones can use the service for free and no registration or contracts are required.

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Comments

Anonymous

1

Good One Thx guys

Happy calling to my family in UK.

Good job callforfree.net.au, my family is impressed.

Cheers
Andrew Coates

Bill

2

Great benifit

Hi
I am into leather import and export business I often call Germany, US, India and china this tecnology is awesome and it connects the call so quick and clear thattoo with your local mobile charges.

Good work guys

Regards

Bill

Phil

3

WOW : Free Call to US, UK, India and China

I couldn't believe until I tried this.

Call quality is fantastic, I m making calls to supplier in China and India and also to my customers in US and UK.

Best part is I can make these free call to US and UK from taxi, that time was getting wasted.

Free call to US, UK, India and China.

Thanks, Computerworld for the great info.

Cheers
Phil

Anonymous

4

Hi It does not work from my optus landline. Does this thing still work at all? cheers Sue

verma_gurdeep

5

what a shit is this its not working dude

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