There’s a new service in town that allows you to use your computer to make phone calls to phones – and the real kicker is, it’s free to use!
It’s free because of advertisers, so you “pay” by listening to ads sometimes. The more people who use Evaphone lite, the more destinations they are able to offer free calls to, and the longer the free calls can be.
However, it matters what operator you want to call and in which countries. Some operators in some countries will only give you around 30 seconds worth of free calling, so then you have to be having a quick conversation.
For example, if I’m too lazy go to and knock on his door and I want to phone up my neighbor instead, I can do a search on “Malta” and it will tell me that the “destination is not available today, try again later”, which is unfortunate – guess I’ll have to go and knock on his door then. However, if my neighbor was living in Canada (wait, that means I would have to be living in Canada too, yay!) I could make a free call worth 12 seconds, not a whole lot, but at least it’s free.
The thing is, like mentioned above, the more people who use it, the more free minutes they are able to offer every day – since it’s all driven by advertisers. At the time of writing this article, it’s entirely possible that the countries I checked were all used up for the day (due to timezone difference), so I’ll check later and update this article accordingly if more minutes are available to me.
Update (the day after): Today, if making a call to a landline in Malta, I’m offered 1 minute and 43 seconds for free. If made to a mobile phone in Malta, I can only get 18 seconds. So it varies from day to day and whether or not you want to call a landline or mobile.