How I Make Free International Calls Using Google Voice

by renjith on December 16, 2009 · 52 comments

in Free Calls, Free International Calls, Free ISD and STD calls, Free products, Google Tools, tricks

google voice free international mobile calls Yes, you heard it right! Now you can make free international calls using Google voice with a small trick. This free call trick could be used to call almost all countries and is not limited to United States. Checkout rest of the post to know how it’s done.

Google voice has now become one of the best service to make free international calls anywhere in the world. The only problem is to get an invite to the “semi-closed” Google voice service. I managed to get an invite during the early phase by requesting an invite from the official site itself. It takes around a week to get an invite from them, but if are in hurry then drop me a mail [3 invites left in my account :) ].

How to Make Free International Call from PC to mobile using Google voice

So, if you managed to get an invite to Google voice the next step would be the so called activation procedure. This is a big problem for ones living outside US, since it refuses to activate from outside USA throwing the error below. If you have already activated Google voice, then go to the bottom of this post to know how to make unlimited free calls outside USA, else read below.

Google voice free call activation

Follow these instructions for activating Google voice outside USA and make free international calls from your computer.

1) The first step is to get a free incoming US number using SIPgate and for that you need a US IP address.

So, install hotspot shield (or ultrasurf) to get an US IP address and then register at SIPgate to get a free incoming US number. Use fake Name Generator for filling out the registration details with a US identity. You’ll be provided with a free US number.

Then download SIPgate and install it. To receive calls on your PC on that number, go to sipgate settings page using your browser and setup a new VOIP phone.

free voip phone sipgate

After logging in from the SIPgate softphone from desktop, your status will be shown as online. Now you’ll receive all the calls made to that US number on your desktop softphone.

2)Next step is to activate the Google voice account using this US number. To do this, open the Google voice activation link in the browser. This time you’ll not get any error, since you’re behind a virtual US proxy address. Login with your Google account and go through these steps.

a)Choose your favorite number

b)Enter a 4 digit pin to access voice mail by phone.

c)When prompted for a USA phone number where you will receive the call to confirm your account,enter the US number which you got in step1.

d) Verify your phone by entering the digits though the sipgate phone.

e)After entering the digits, your Google voice account will be fully activated.

verified google voice

Now onwards, you could access your Google voice account without using U.S proxy. If you’ve already got a gizmo number, you can add it your GV account to receive calls in that number.

Making Free Calls outside USA with Google Voice

Now you’ve got a fully activated Google voice account and could be used to call any number in United States for Free. But what about international free calls ? How to call international number for free using google voice.

There are many online services like talkster and rebtel which allows free calls from US to other international numbers around the world.

Making Free calls using Rebtel

Signup with Rebtel using your GV number.

Go to the contacts page and add a new contact with international number.

rebtel free international call

You’ll be provided with a local US number for every contact you add. Call this number for free using google voice. That’s it. Similarly you can add as many contacts as you like and make international calls for free using rebtel and google voice.

Also you can use this similar process with talkster as well for making free calls from PC to mobile though GV.

Other method is to use international free call services like freecall2india which has got free US access numbers to which you can call for free using the Google voice service. [I’m currently testing one more great free call service which can be used with GV, will be posting on that soon in coming days. Wait for then and stay updated]

If you have any questions or doubts making free international calls using Google voice, post them in comments.

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{ 52 comments… read them below or add one }

vastav December 17, 2009 at 5:08 am

can u give a list of what
what downloads i have to do
or
plz., email to
srivastavreddy@rocketmail.com

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vastav December 17, 2009 at 5:45 am

the sipgate is dmg file, it is not opening in my system
what to do?????
HELP

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renjith December 17, 2009 at 8:10 am

@vastav
if you're using Windows OS, download the .exe file from the link i've given above or try installing the firefox addon.

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Anonymous December 17, 2009 at 8:22 am

hi
i am raj i need a invite for google voice but since they have closed the service for new user coudnt get a invite . MY brother stays in US and i have to make him frequent call so it will be very help full if u provide me the invite for google voice my email id is rajdey1@yahoo.co.in

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Anonymous December 17, 2009 at 10:10 pm

thanks dude…you're the man!!!!!!!!

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Pranav December 17, 2009 at 10:12 pm

and not only free international calls, but you also make free local calls in india using google voice..

it's just great!
thanks
- pranav

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surajreddy December 19, 2009 at 5:27 am

please tell me the process to register at sipgate.
It is asking cellphone number,which number should i have to give to register……..

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Blogsolute December 19, 2009 at 6:10 am

Its not possible to get sipGate number, they ask for US phone number. Any other alternative?

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Anonymous December 19, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Hi
i m Raj how ppl get around the problem of providing US number to site sipgate pls reply here or mail at rajdey1@yahoo.co.in

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Anonymous December 21, 2009 at 6:43 am

hi thanks for the free int'l calls tips.

i tried the Google Voice with Rebtel to call Vietnam, but only got 5 minutes for free… :(

is there anyother way that this can be unlimited? thanks so much!!!

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renjith December 21, 2009 at 8:37 am

Sipgate is just one service to get a free US phone number. I didn't have any problems while registering with sipgate.

If you are facing problems with sipgate, then use these sites for getting free US phone number.IPcomms or IPKall

Bookmark this post for more updates and additional free call services in future.

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Anonymous December 23, 2009 at 8:11 am

same thing here called honduras using GV with rebtel but only got 5 free minutes…which i could have gotten with just rebtel…so how can you make unlimited free international calls using this system??????????????

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riasnelli December 23, 2009 at 10:56 am

Hi,

Thanks for the tips renju bhai.
anybody have google voice invitation please send me: riasnelli@gmail.com

Thanks in advance_riasnelli

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Anonymous December 23, 2009 at 1:02 pm

hey dude can u help me with ipkall congiguration i got the number and also downloaded xlite sip phone but cannot configure it i have used xlit phone with other service but ipkall not working may be i dont know the right settings for ipkall……………a help from ur site will be highly appreiciated

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Q's December 24, 2009 at 10:20 pm

Question: If I have several different international numbers, is the any combination of services (GV, Talkster, etc.) that would allow me to have my mobile phone ring according to whatever country and corresponding SIM card I have in my unlocked phone?

I have 5 int'l number (US, Japan, China, Thailand and Singapore) and most of my inbound calls come from the US. I'd love to know if there is a way where people calling me could dial my local numbers (to them), but have them all forwarded to either 1. a single phone/SIM card I always use or 2. the Asian country I happen to be in with it's respective SIM card. Option 2, if it exists, seems like it would require me to update my forwarded number upon entry into whichever country which seems easy enough.

Would truly appreciate any advise/insight into possible solutions. Thank you.

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Abhishek Narayan January 11, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Hi Buddy
Please provide me with a Google Voice Invite..

Thanks in advance

Regards
Abhishek Narayan

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riasnelli January 12, 2010 at 3:35 pm

please tell me the process to register at sipgate.
It is asking cellphone number,which number should i have to give to register……..

Any other alternative?

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despii January 12, 2010 at 4:30 pm

found these free Sipgate alternatives.
IPcomms and IPKall…links given top
first register with them, get a free usa number..

do the process as said in post and make free pc to mobile calls..enjoy!!

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Anonymous January 25, 2010 at 10:52 am

hey tell me how could i call using google voice???
because there is no invite in my google voice account…. please help me…

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Anonymous February 3, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Hello sir
i got google voice invitation but tell me how could i get a sipgate no coz i cant get linked

so can u help me

thnks

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Anonymous February 5, 2010 at 11:47 am

Free call from 18003733411 has been closed. please tell the other easy way to make free calls

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santosh February 6, 2010 at 6:09 am

Hi, I'm santosh and I was using this 180037333411 service till now but it was closed recently and i would like to try this google voice technique so please invite. heres is my email Id: santosh050709
@gmail.com. Thanks in advance and if any one got any other methods for free calling please help.

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Ghulam February 27, 2010 at 9:41 am

hi
sir, i need a invite for google voice but since they have closed the service for new user coudnt get a invite .before i was using free 411 service but it has been blocked due to some reason ….i will be thankful of you if u provide me google voice invitation…plz send me invitation on my email adress gm_laghari89@hotmail.com…Thaks bro in advance
waiting for your reply ……..

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Aman February 27, 2010 at 7:52 pm

SIPgate asks for Invitation code sent to my number.How can I receive message on a FAKE US number. Can You help?

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Anonymous March 13, 2010 at 1:08 pm

dear sir,

i have few friends in usa, if they want 2 call me on google voice, can they do it? even if i dont have google voice account invite? i am new 2 this , it appears all confusing, now shud i ask my friend in usa to use this google voice talk tip so she can call me india free? is that k? can u plz suggest me on this regard

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Anonymous March 18, 2010 at 7:34 am

hello sir. this is kanika… i wanted to call australia mobile. i m not getting any mail from google voice… plsss send me google voice invite… i will be really thankfull to u for this…
my email id is- chocklate_milkshake@yahoo.co.in

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Anonymous March 20, 2010 at 4:20 pm

hi they have given me us number on which they are sending some code,but how do I recieve it,please help me

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Anonymous March 29, 2010 at 4:35 am

i tested GV with rebtel, but anytime i call the number,,,it rings and gets busy.any ideas why that happens?

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Anonymous March 29, 2010 at 4:39 am

I tried calling out of US using GV and Rebtel and followed your steps but anytime i call using GV, it rings but then it gets busy,,Any ideas why?Am I doing something wrong?

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Kenzie March 31, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Have any more google voice invites? I really need to make international calls, and I just can't afford it anymore, any other suggestions?

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sxc_13 April 26, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Wat To Do if HotspotShield,Ultasurf dont work..?i'm from Dubai UAE plz help..

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alreadyknown May 1, 2010 at 9:10 am

Hey guys, Jake here….I already installed SIpgate but cant login and i dunno how to register one coz they r looking for a US number for activation…ANy help?thanks

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Anonymous June 6, 2010 at 3:10 am

How can i get invitation code from fake us number in sipgate plz help me

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Anonymous June 14, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Why doesn't anyone reply to the question 'They are asking for a US number'? What number are we supposed to give them? Anyone knows how to get a free US number?

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edwin June 18, 2010 at 5:41 pm

Hi,Ran.

Please tell me the process to register at sipgate.
It is asking cellphone number,which number should i have to give to register……..

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Earn Online June 26, 2010 at 11:09 am

Hi I tried createing an account at sipgate, but then they ask for US no and the network operator to send me an sms invitation code… Can u tell me from where to get a FREE US no which I can access from my pC to read sms I tried IPKall, but in that site too, they ask for my a sip no to register with themm so can u please tell me how to get a FREE USA mob no

please emaile me on swissange@gmail.com

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kashif August 6, 2010 at 1:35 pm

I have activated my google voice account . but I don't know how to make international calls I also tried to register at rebetel but it shows an error that
"these numbers are restricted". Please tell me the other way to make international calls.
my email id ; kashifmin@gmail.com

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ali August 9, 2010 at 3:27 pm

hi
thanks for your nice article
i tried rebtel with google voice
but rebtel has a trial limit of 60 minutes
do you know another sevice which convert international phone number into us phone number?
thanks a lot

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mo August 28, 2010 at 12:22 am

i live in syria and cant find a way to make pc to mobile with in the country, can u please help me.

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Lucky September 12, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Hi,
I'am Lucky,
Does anyone have google voice invite then plz send me. My brother lives in Newzealand and I need to call him.
My email is lover_lucky2005@yahoo.com.
Thanks.

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manvemdra September 14, 2010 at 6:23 pm

please tell me the process to register at sipgate.
It is asking cellphone number,which number should i have to give to register…….. i need a invite for google voice plzzzzzzzzzzz

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irfan September 20, 2010 at 7:57 am

hi good job but while registering with sip gate it is asking us phone no to send the verification code ? help me out i am in need or plz send the invitation to my mail shaikirfan2000@gmail.com

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irfan September 20, 2010 at 12:25 pm

hi like u trick but i cant able to signup through sipgate it is asking the mobile number to send the verification code how to work out with plz give the solution. my email id is irfans_haik2000@yahoo.com

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shan September 30, 2010 at 6:56 am

s i cal once to india but i got only 5minuts so w have to do mail me chef.shannu1985@gmail.com

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moeed October 5, 2010 at 5:13 pm

gud article

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Anonymous October 17, 2010 at 7:13 pm

hi
i really need an invite if u cud do so tht vl b grt coz i m in france nw nd need to make calls to india my id is ali_17nargis@yahoo.co.in. thnks in advance

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Anonymous October 29, 2010 at 5:22 pm

its only first call free for 5 min only. no unlimited calls…..

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Anonymous January 26, 2011 at 6:46 pm

I have a GV local number.

I have registered this number with rebtel.

I have added the international mobile number I want to call and rebtel did allocate a local (US) number.

When calling the international mobile number through GV, the other party does pick up the phone and can hear me just fine.

but then suddenly I get a voice telling me my free trial is over and I need to add funds to my rebtel account.

I was under the impression the calls are free when setting it up the way you described.

BTW: freecall2india does not work!

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Anonymous March 17, 2011 at 11:51 am

hey renjus plzz send me a invite
thamkxx
rmonu1988@gmail.com

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mohit March 17, 2011 at 5:12 pm

after 1 call i am not able to use rebtel please help

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Dan March 28, 2011 at 12:47 pm

You can use google voice in any country. Just check out the solution by clicking my and you will see the call phone button outside of the US.

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Anonymous March 5, 2012 at 7:29 pm

thank uuuuuuu man you eFFin ROOOOOCK :D

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