Today, I want to tell you about a system I am using for making free calls to the US from Turkey. But it is not limited with Turkey, you can use this system from all around the world to make free calls to the US.
I have friends from the US, and talk with them most of the time. Even though we live in a world of interaction, some of us don’t have internet connection every time, so sometimes I must call directly their cell phones. But this is not the only situation.
For example, my Kindle was broken a while ago. I had to send it to the US, but I had no idea how to. And when I checked Amazon‘s website, I saw that I had to call them. But I didn’t want to pay for calling them. So I got an idea.
I knew that there are systems those provide you privacy in online world. Proxy services. While I was digging up Hide My Ass, I’ve realized that they provide you a free proxy list. You can choose the country which you want to get proxy service from, you can choose the security options, the speed options, it’s awesome!
You just rearrange your connection with the proxy servers’ IP number and port number, it’s all done.
If you are using Windows 7, you can go to the Start menu, write down “Configure proxy server” to the line, press Enter. When you see the Internet Properties window, click “LAN settings” button, then you can see the proxy section. For other operating systems, you can ask Google about it. Believe, it will not take a long while to do that, easy peasy.
With proxy services, you can browse the web anonymously, with no trace behind you, you can use some local opportunities just like you’re connecting from there, so it’s very handy.
Most of the people knows that Google has a service that works in the US pretty well. Directly from your Gmail account, you can make free calls to the phone numbers in the US, doesn’t matter if it’s a toll-free telephone number or a cell phone number, or anything else. Just call it, and just do it for free! Actually when I was in the US, I used that service very much.
Three steps for this very easy trick;
- Find the best proxy servers that you can find, using the proxy server list services like Hide My Ass. Be sure that you picked up a proxy server in the US.
- Configure your proxy settings.
- Go online, call friends, say “Hello!”
Proxy servers are being used for a long while. They are mostly safe, but the tough point is finding a good one, so you become sure that you won’t have any troubles with that.
Keep in mind that if you just want to browse the web (but do not need to use complicated services, like the ones those need cookies), you can use Hide My Ass for that reason, too. You don’t have to change your proxy settings that way, open the service, use the service, close the service and that’s all.
Believe me this is not an advertisement or something, but they have great services like anonymous e-mail service. You can obtain an anonymous e-mail address with an expiration date, so you can use it and it will destroy itself when the date comes. I don’t know if they are the first one, but I must tell you that I knew Melt Mail. But it was a forwarding service, so they’re not playing the same game.
If you do not want to bother yourself with dealing with connection settings about the proxy servers, you can use a software like Proxy Switcher.
With a software like Proxy Switcher, you can have a list of proxies, set them to be automatically changed by the time, so increase your anonymity.
Hide My Ass is one of the best proxy services I have ever seen. But it has cons, too. For some extreme conditions, like obtaining an e-mail address from Faroe Islands, you may need proxy services from special countries, I mean the small ones, like Denmark, Iceland, Norway etc. For this situation, Proxy Switcher helps you a lot. Because it uses a lot of proxy server list resources, so your chance of finding those rare proxy server IP’s is being increased as the number of proxy servers increase.
With this method, I got a blog from Norway, from Blogg.no service; an e-mail address from Iceland, from Email.is; also an e-mail address that ends with Yahoo.no So can you imagine how many chances you get? A lot. Definitely, a lot.
If you need a professional solution, you can look up to Hide My Ass’ Pro VPN Services.