Calls to the US and Canada are quite expensive for anybody calling from outside the US. International call rates are expensive, and even VOIP services such as Skype charges a hefty fee for calls made to the US and Canada.
Google, on the other hand, has come up with a VOIP solution that allows unlimited free calls to phones within the US from either the mobile or PC platforms. The service is known as Google Voice, and is only available to residents of US and Canada. Basically, Google Voice works by allowing unlimited free calls to US and Canada from the Gmail inbox, either through a phone app, or through a PC.
But due to IP restrictions, it is difficult for users outside the US to access Google Voice, mainly due to the IP checking feature, which checks for the source of the visitor before granting them access to Google Voice. Therefore, unlimited calls to the US from outside the US are impossible for a large number of internet users who reside in different parts of the world.
If you are seeking a way around this problem, you should give VPN a try. A VPN stands for Virtual Private Network, which acts as a proxy between your IP and the destination URL. A VPN allows you to hide behind a virtual IP address that can be located anywhere in the world, which will help in masking your original IP address. Therefore, to use Google Voice for unlimited free calls to US, all you have to do is choose a VPN service provider, sign up for a subscription, install the VPN platform on your mobile or PC and choose an IP address or server location in US.
Google will not be able to determine your original IP address and location as long as you are connected and hidden behind your VPN connection. Just make sure that you are connected to your VPN before logging into your Gmail account (for Google Voice) and have the VPN connected throughout your call to avoid any disconnection issues.
VPN services are not expensive, as you can sign up for around $5 per month, and due to the extent of technology and competition in the VPN industry, you can enjoy great speeds for seamless and uninterrupted phone conversations. Once you connect your IP to a VPN and log into your Google Voice account, you can certainly enjoy free calls to the US for next to nothing.