Consumerist Kit: How To Make (Nearly) Free International Phone Calls

Have you ever wished you could prank call a stinking Euro for free? Maybe I — John Brownlee, for those of you who think my name is ‘Ben’ or, even worse, “and Company” — wrote something that really stuck in your craw and, perhaps, a phone call made from the flatulent hollow of your butt seemed in order. But, on the other hand, why waste money on a punk like me?

Well, now you don’t have to. If you live in Iowa, a phone call to at 712-858-8883 will allow you to call any international land line for free. No ads, no personal info required.

Not in Iowa? Why not use Skype to call Futurephone?

I gave a shot calling myself, but for whatever reason, my connection to Futurephone was very fuzzy. Your mileage may vary, but the Lifehacker commenters seem to love it.

Free international phonecalls (via Iowa) with Futurephone [Lifehacker]


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  1. cleigh says:

    Or, if you get Vonage, you can call several European countries for free (I’ve done it).

    Works great!

  2. cleigh says:

    The other option is to get Vonage, which allows you to call several countries in Europe for free. It’s cheap, and easy (I’ve done it…got better reception than I do calling locally).

    Now, if you’re calling anywhere aside from those six or so countries, then this works too.

  3. Magicube says:

    Mea culpa, John (not “& Co.”).

  4. GenXCub says:

    Look at it this way, Brownlee, you may not get all the chicks like Ben does, but you don’t get the criticisms either!