If you’re ready to cut your phone costs on international calls, you can look to your PC to help you out. In most cases, you’ll use your PC to connect to another PC. In some cases you can use your PC to connect to an overseas phone. These techniques may save money, although you might sacrifice quality depending upon your Internet connectivity and the software you use.
What You'll Need
To make international calls from your PC to another computer or to a phone, you’ll need the software that will enable you to accomplish those tasks. You may need to look at two different types of software, or one software program may allow you to do both tasks. In either case, you also need a headset or speakers and a microphone. The companies that will offer PC to PC or PC to phone international calls may offer software that you can download directly to your computer. Make sure that you’re dealing with a reliable company; otherwise you run the risk of downloading malware.
Features to Look For
The features for software and international calls are he same as those for PC to PC or PC to phone calling. Look for software the offers more than just the international services. A company that can offer local calls, fax service, call waiting, voicemail and more may be a more reliable company. You can also make international calls through a VoIP residential service, but this would require signing up for a service. However, you can save money through VoIP, but possibly not as much as you would with the PC to PC or PC to phone services.