The 15 Best Sites and Apps to Make Free Internet Phone Calls

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Here is an overview (detailed descriptions are below the table; sorted alphabetically):

List of the 15 Best Free Websites and Apps for Making Internet Phone Calls

NameContentApp-to-AppApp-to-PhoneWorldwideFree
Call2FriendsFree international calls to any mobile or landline phone number directly from your browserNoYesYesLimited
Facebook MessengerApp-to-app audio and video calls and messaging to FB 'friends'YesNoYesYes
FaceTimeFree calls or video messages to any Apple deviceYesNoYesYes
IevaphoneMake free calls from PC, Mac or smartphone to mobile and cellular phones in several countriesNoYesNoLimited
Google DuoA high-quality video calling appYesNoYesYes
Google VoiceSmart voice calling on all your devicesYesYesYesUS/Canada
PopTox Web-based free Internet calls to any phone, no app requiredNoNoYesSome countries
SkypeFree audio and video calls to other Skype usersYesYesYesOnly among app users
SnapchatApp-to-app audio and video calls and messaging to contactsYesNoYesOnly among app users
TalkatoneUnlimited free calls and texts to any number within the US and CanadaYesYesYesUS/Canada
TelegramApp-to-app audio and video calls and messaging to contactsYesNoYesOnly among app users
TextfreeSend and receive free texts and calls to all your contactsYesYesYesOnly for app to app
TextNowWorks with WiFi or dedicated wireless networkYesYesYesUS/Canada
ViberVoice and video calling on all your devicesYesNoYesYes
WhatsAppVoice and video calling on all your devicesYesNoYesYes
 

Reviews of the 25 Best Sites to Make Free Internet Calls

Call2Friends Review

Call2Friends
On Call2Friends you make calls directly from a standard web browser, no downloads or plugins. There are also Apple iOS and Google Android applications available in AppStore and Google Play.
Free calls are possible to many destinations but the number of calls is limited per user session on a daily basis and individual calls are limited to usually 2 minutes.
Record all the outgoing calls for free.

Facebook Messenger Review

Facebook Messenger
Use Facebook Messenger to make free app-to-app audio and video calls and send texts.
All call participants need to be 'friends' on Facebook.
No support calling real phone numbers like landlines.

FaceTime Review

FaceTime
FaceTime is available on supported iOS mobile devices running iOS 4 and later and Mac computers that run Mac OS X 10.6.6 and later.
You can use FaceTime for free over WiFi or over cellular. However, if either end is using cellular data the data will come out of your data allowance. If you are using WiFi on both ends it will be free.
To make a FaceTime call, you need the person's phone number or registered email address.

Google Duo Review

Google Duo
Google Duo is a high quality video calling app. It’s simple and works on Android phones, iPhones, tablets, computers, and smart displays, like the Google Nest Hub Max.
Duo uses end-to-end encryption.
It's free but works only with other app users.
Doesn't support message sending.

Google Voice Review

Google Voice
Google Voice gives you a phone number for calls, texts, and voicemails. You can use this number to make domestic and international calls from your web browser and mobile devices. If you're in the US, you can choose your own number.
When you call from the US, almost all Google Voice calls to the US and Canada are free. Some calls to specific phone numbers in the US and Canada cost 1 cent per minute (USD). Calls outside the US are at listed rates.
Features include free SMS, free conference calls, free forwarding, and free voicemail. Individual calls are limited to 3 hours. However, you can call the same number over and over again.
Requires an existing phone number to call landlines and other numbers.
Note: Emergency calling is only available for Voice for Google Workspace accounts managed by your work or school.


Ievaphone Review

Ievaphone
Ievaphone is a free online application that allows you to make free calls directly from your PC or smartphone to another phone directly from your browser. You can call any regular telephone network through any Internet service provider.
Ievaphone allows 4 calls per day (24 hours). Once your reach the limit, you are requested to wait another 24 hours to use the free call service again. As a rule, free calls are limited to 1-2 minutes.
The service is ad supported so you have to watch an ad while waiting to be connected.

PopTox Review

PopTox
PopTox lets you make free VOIP calls from your computer or smartphone to to mobile and landline phones using WiFi or Internet only. You can use PopTox from any standard web browser. No need to download apps or plug-ins.
The number and duration of free calls has a daily limit.
They offer three plans beyond the free plan. For $10/month you get unlimited calls to 62 countries; for $20/month you get unlimited calls to 85 countries; and for $30/month you get unlimited calls to 141 countries;

Talkatone Review

Talkatone
Use the Talkatone free calling app for free or low-cost calling, texting, chatting and other social sharing services.
You don’t need a smartphone to get free calling. The Talkatone free talk and texting app can be used on iPads, iPods and Android tablets, turning them into phones.
Packed full of features such as custom voicemail greetings, password protection, and call blocking.
The app is ad supported but with a one-time $10 purchase you can remove banner ads.

Telegram Review

Telegram
You can only call or text other Telegram users; you can't use the app to call real phone numbers like landlines.
You can use Telegram on smartphones, tablets, and computers.
Unlike WhatsApp, Telegram is a cloud-based messenger with seamless sync. As a result, you can access your messages from several devices at once, including tablets and computers, and share an unlimited number of photos, videos and files of up to 2 GB each.

Skype Review

Skype
Use Skype to make free audio and HD video calls to other Skype users. Features include messaging and call recording.
The app is available cross platforms and devices.
Make international calls around the world to landlines and mobiles for a fee.
For a fee you can get a local phone number in 25 countries and answer incoming calls on any device with your Skype app


Snapchat Review

snapchat
You can make a Voice Call right from a Chat, with up to 32 friends at a time. You can Video Chat with a friend, or in a group of up to 15 friends at once.
You can only call or text other Snapchat users; you can't use the app to call real phone numbers like landlines.

Textfree Review

Textfree
Textfree is a free app for making free app-to-app calls and texting. Calls are free to other Textfree users.
TextFree is a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service so it relies on an Internet connection or carrier data to function properly.
You get a real US phone number to use with the app on your phone, tablet, & desktop.
You can buy credits to make calls to any phone number.

TextNow Review

TextNow
Free calling (only to other users of the app) and texting (to anyone) over WiFi plus features like voicemail, group texting and conference calling.
You get a real US phone number to use with the app on your phone, tablet, & desktop.
Using the free version of the app is ad supported.
You can buy credits to make calls to any phone number.

Viber Review

Viber
Viber is free to make a voice call, video call, and send messages to other Viber users.
To call someone that doesn’t have Viber, you will need to use Viber Out. The cost of a Viber Out call will depend on the country and type of phone number you are calling, and the plan you are using.
Works on smartphones and desktop computers.

WhatsApp Review

WhatsApp
WhatsApp works as a texting app and you can also make audio and video calls to your contacts. Group calls can include as many as eight people.
You can't use WhatsApp to make free calls to phones that don't have the app installed, nor to landlines.
Works on smartphones and desktop computers.