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    Default Free telephony

    Hello I'm wondering is there any (free) software available to make a call from a computer to a landline/cell phone? as at the moment we (me and my girlfriend) only have one cell phone between us and it's inconvenient to send sms messages to one another...so anything free that could help us out on this one? Thanks

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    Default Re: Free telephony

    I can point you to this site:

    Linux - voip-info.org

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    Go to Skype.com and install their software. They have a version for Suse that installs just fine. It's not free to call a cell phone or landline, but it's not expensive, either. I don't know where you live, but you can call most countries for 2.1 cents per minute. That's 476 minutes for 10 us dollars. It's a good deal. It's not a monthly charge, either, so you don't have to start all over in 30 days, and you can pay as you go.

    While I have a cell phone, I make calls from Skype when I don't have my phone near me. I started out with $10, and even after a few 45 minute phone calls, I still have just over $9 left.

    Of course, if you both have a computer, Skype to Skype calls are free. That's how we talk my sister-in-law, who lives in New Zealand, and video is free, too. Great software.

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    brassy NNTP User

    Default Re: Free telephony

    > Hello I'm wondering is there any (free) software available to make a
    > call from a computer to a landline/cell phone?


    Skype is 100% free and works great to call any land line or cell phone
    on earth (i use it regularly)...you DO have to pay for the call (of
    course) but even that is often less than it would cost to pick up the
    phone and call (say) China..

    and, you can call any Skype users anywhere, free...with video!

    http://www.skype.com/intl/en/downloa.../linux/choose/

    --
    brassy
    disclaimer: though i live in Denmark, and Skype was invented in
    Denmark, i (unfortunately) have no interest in Skype whatsoever, other
    than being a happy customer.

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