How To Call From A Cell Phone
In this article, we will consider some of the most popular ways to make calls from a computer or laptop to a landline and cell phone, try to highlight the main pros and cons of each option, and also figure out whether it is really possible to do it for free, or, after all, there is free cheese only in a mousetrap.
If you are interested in the topic of phone calls using a computer, we believe that it has the technical ability for this: a sound card, microphone, speakers / headphones or an audio headset are available, and there is no need to dwell on this issue separately. Although it is still worth mentioning that a direct impact on the quality of communication during a call using Internet telephony will have how stable and high-speed Internet connection is.
So, you can make a call in two ways, using either an online service, and the call is made directly from the site: you simply type the phone number on the electronic keyboard in the browser window and make a call, or using the program preinstalled on your PC. You can usually download it from the official website for free. The first option is convenient for not frequent one-time calls, since there is no need to take up space on your computer’s hard drive with rarely used programs. If you make calls regularly, it is preferable to install the necessary software once and have faster and more convenient access to the service, the ability to add a contact list and other functions that simplify life.
How to call from computer to phone using Zadarma (free)
Official site: https://zadarma.Com/en/
After registering and filling out all the necessary data, you will need to confirm your cell phone number and receive a small amount, about 20 rubles, that you can just spend on making free calls.
How to call from computer to phone using Skype (free)
Skype. Skype Technologies software product. A pioneer in the VOIP telephony industry, to this day, occupies a leading position among computer programs for making calls from PC to phone. It will be fair to say that the main and more popular functions of this software are voice and video communication over the Internet between devices, including conference calls and video conferencing. But now we are talking about the possibility of calls from PC to phone, and we will dwell on them in more detail.
In order to make a call you will need to download the latest version of the program from the official website: https://www.Skype.Com/en/get-skype/
Versions for Windows, MacOS X, and Linux are available. To use the program, you must register. Then you just need to deposit money into your Skype account and each call will be charged, or choose a tariff (package of minutes or unlimited) for a specific destination (country). You can get acquainted with the tariffs on the official website.
How to call from computer to phone using Sippoint (free)
Sippoint. Software application of the first Russian IP-telephony network Sipnet. For PC, there is a version for Windows only, it can be downloaded for free from the official website of the network: https://www.Sipnet.Ru/products/sippoint
After installation requires registration. For some reason, it was not possible to go through the program itself; a registration error constantly flashed. You can also register on the site, but there you will definitely need to indicate your phone number. Sippoint’s interface is very similar to the QIP client, and in our subjective opinion, it is not as convenient as that of competing applications. When accessing the “personal account” section, you will be redirected to the corresponding section on the site.
Calls can be made either from the client or from the browser. Free calls are available within the framework of the action: no more than 30 minutes a day and no more than 5 in one day and only in the directions participating in the action. The direction changes daily, you can track in the calendar of promotions on the site. Yes, one more prerequisite. The balance of the personal account must be at least 500 rubles. The rest of the calls will be paid at tariffs, which, I must say, are noticeably lower than many VOIP services.
Unfortunately, we were not able to log in to the client. At the same time, the entrance to the personal account on the site was completed, but attempts to make a call, even a calibration, were unsuccessful. The cause of the problem, apparently indicated on the general version of the site only in the news section under the corresponding date, is already clearly evident in the personal account on the first line of the page:
How to call from computer to phone using Viber (only paid)
Viber. Another cross-platform application developed by Viber Media, subsequently acquired by the Japanese company Rakuten and changed its official name to Rakuten Viber. The software, originally launched for smartphones, soon acquired a desktop version for Windows, MacOS, and Linux.
You can download the application from the official website: https://www.Viber.Com/en/download/
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For registration and authorization in Viber, a mobile phone number is used. In this case, the application is synchronized with the mobile phone book, which is quite convenient. In contrast, by the way, from Skype, in which the phone book can be imported optionally. The desktop version is also tied to a phone number, moreover, in order to connect to it, you need to perform several tricky actions:
- Download the latest version of the client from the official site.
- Run the installation file on the PC.
- Open the application on your smartphone, log in.
- In order for the Viber account to synchronize on the phone and the computer, you need to scan the QR code in the program installation window on the PC using the QR code scanner in the application on the smartphone.
- Now the desktop version of Viber is ready to work.
How to call from computer to phone using WhatsApp (only paid)
Whatsapp. Facebook’s popular messenger for mobile devices with voice and video calling, as well as a PC version for Windows MacOS and a web application. However, the web-version and desktop clients can only work together with a smartphone, on which the application is already installed and registered by cell phone number. As in the case of Viber, you will need to scan a QR code to synchronize devices. But we’ll immediately note that using WhatsApp you can call only users of this application, voice calls in this case will be free (only Internet traffic is paid), the function of calls to other phone numbers is not provided.
Facebook Messenger and Telegram have the same opportunity to call from web-based versions of applications to the phone of users of these programs. The latter also has versions for Windows, MacOS and Linux. But since it is impossible to call the phones of subscribers who do not use these clients, we will not consider them in more detail.
How to call from computer to phone using Youmagic (only paid)
Youmagic. Virtual telephone exchange. IP-telephony service developed by the MTT OJSC, a long-distance telecommunications operator. You can use the services either directly on the site through your personal account, or by installing the software client in Windows or MacOS. To register on the site, passport data is required, including a scan of the passport and photo. Not the most convenient option if you are not going to use the service all the time. However, the service has an advantage, it not only makes it possible to make calls, but also, upon registration, a unique international 15-digit telephone number or direct city telephone number with codes of some of the largest cities and other countries is provided. True, for this service you will have to pay a subscription fee of about 208 rubles per month for geo-referenced rooms and a conditional subscription fee of 1 rubles per month for a non-geographical tariff. Inside the Youmagic network, calls are free.
Finally, a few words about the services that are often mentioned in other sources when searching for information on this topic. Previously, they really were workers, but today we do not recommend spending time to deal with them:
Every day we make calls from mobile to mobile, but there are also calls to home numbers. At the same time, calls are both long-distance and international. To understand the specifics of calls from mobile to home numbers, we wrote detailed instructions.
- How to call from a mobile phone to a home number?
- We call home on a mobile phone.
- Long-distance communication from mobile to home number
- How to call a home number using international dialing?
How to call from a mobile phone to a home number?
Most often, users are interested in the question of how to make a call to a landline phone from a cell. In this case, you should adhere to the following algorithm:
- Dial country code. 8 or 7 (in the case of Russian home).
- Enter the city code (for example, 473 for Voronezh). In case of a call to a cellular phone, a three-digit operator code is entered (for example, 905 Beeline).
- Dial the remaining digits of the subscriber’s phone. Remember that Russian numbers can contain from 5 to 7 digits, depending on the region.
We call home on a mobile phone.
Before you call from your mobile phone to your home, you need to make sure that the account has enough funds. Remember that calling to a landline costs more than a call to a cellphone. You can get acquainted with the tariffs with your mobile operator.
For example, on Beeline, you can dial the command 11005 # and the call key. In the SMS message you will receive all the information about your tariff, which will also indicate the cost of city calls.
Long-distance communication from mobile to home number
To call from a cell phone to a landline using long-distance communication, you need to find out the identifier of the interlocutor’s city. Such codes are indicated in the address directory. The required identifier can also be found on the Internet.
Here is a table with popular Russian destinations:
How to call a home number using international dialing?
Often people travel to neighboring cities on vacation or at work. There they use, as a rule, cellular communication. Often from another region you have to call a landline in your city. This may be a call to a relative who does not use the mobile phone or does not immediately answer it. In addition, work calls are often made, for example, when you need to contact the head and get through to the office. In any case, you need to use a certain algorithm for dialing.
To call from a cell to a landline phone in another city, you should find out its code. We recommend the following sequence:
- Dial 7 (international code of Russia).
- Enter the city code (for example, 8452 for Saratov or 812 for St. Petersburg).
- Dial the remaining digits (from five to seven digits depending on the city or settlement).
In the case of dialing from a mobile phone to a landline phone in another city, use 8 at the beginning, then the city code and then the number itself. A similar rule applies if you call in the city.
It can be seen from the examples that long-distance and international calls are more complex than, for example, calls from home to a landline (home) phone, when the interlocutor only needs to dial a 5-, 6- or 7-digit number.
In a similar way, using the country and city code, you can call from a mobile phone to a landline phone anywhere in the world. Consider an example. We need to call Madrid, Spain. To do this, first enter the country code. 34, then dial the city code. 91 and then the remaining digits of the destination number. If you need to call from mobile to mobile in Spain, then only one country code is enough, then you need to enter the code of the local Spanish operator and number.
We offer several popular destinations and their codes:
Remember that international calls are more expensive than calls in your home region. Before making a call, check the rates.
Calling from a mobile phone to a landline using city, intercity or international calls is easy. Following simple rules, you will successfully reach where you need.