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idyll
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Sep 11, 2007, 09:31 AM
 
is there anything out there like justvoip but for os x?

basically, i am looking to make calls from my mbp to europe for free
     
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Sep 11, 2007, 01:35 PM
 
No idea of any Mac versions, but if you run Windows on your Mac you should be able to run this app.
     
idyll  (op)
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Sep 11, 2007, 01:47 PM
 
looks like i may have to do just that..

this is actually for my mom, and she is using her first computer ever so i figured os x would be the best since it's so simple. looks like i will have to introduce her to windows now
     
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Sep 11, 2007, 03:04 PM
 
Um. Skype.
     
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Sep 11, 2007, 05:34 PM
 
There are plenty for the Mac. No need to run Windows for just that. Look at VersionTracker/MacUpdate or Google it.
     
idyll  (op)
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Sep 11, 2007, 09:00 PM
 
hey alex, i tried but nothing free came up..
     
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Sep 12, 2007, 03:17 AM
 
Isn't Skype free if it is to another Skype client? (I haven't looked at it in a long time, so it could have changed since I last did).
     
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Sep 12, 2007, 05:42 AM
 
Originally Posted by JKT View Post
Isn't Skype free if it is to another Skype client? (I haven't looked at it in a long time, so it could have changed since I last did).
Yes it is, but it doesn't offer free calls to land lines across countries. Having a quick look on justvoip site it looks likes they offer 120 days worth of free calls once you've bought credit. Free Calls | JustVoip

Personally I would go the Skype route and now you can get Skype connected phones that don't need a computer it's a lot easier to use for none technical people.
     
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Sep 12, 2007, 08:56 AM
 
David Pogue at the NY Times recently summarized the ways to get free or nearly free phone calls:

Get Your Free Net Phone Calls Here - New York Times
     
   
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