Making a phone call on my computer

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I may not be in the correct box here but here goes. A few years ago I used to make phone calls on my computer without any hassles. Now I've tried to resurrect the practice and I feel inundated with a vast number of apps etc. Can anyone offer any simple suggestion on how to make a land line or mobile call from my computer? By the way I am on windows 10.
 

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Skype is a good recommendation from Tony, but keep in mind, Skype charges for land line/cell calls. It's free if you do direct Skype to Skype calls.
 
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Hello! I think i saw somewhere the app where you can call to the cell phone for free but do not remember the name of it... Will research.

I may sound out of the topic however I am concerned about the security of these applications for calls in overall. Any ideas which one is the best to trust?
I know that there are many application and I also tried them. Maybe be someone knows which application provide the good quality call and is more secured?
 

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And Skype is owned by Microsoft now...for what it's worth.
 

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I know that there are many application and I also tried them. Maybe be someone knows which application provide the good quality call and is more secured?
A post listing what apps you've tried would help rather than saying there are many and I've tried them.

If you tried them, then you should also be able to post which apps give a good quality call.
 
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GlobFone may be your choice:
It is very easy to use,
There's no need to create a user account or download any apps because it works from right inside the browser to let you call any mobile or landline phone.

There is a major limitation with GlobFone in that you can only call for a duration of just a few minutes before the connection drops. Also, there's a cap on the number of calls that can be made through one IP address within a 24 hour period.

GlobFone also supports free video chat and lets you send text messages.
But as TonyB25 said, maybe this kind of app is not safe.
 
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Thank you for the advice. I have never heard about GlobeFone before. What about the privacy policies of it?
Well, I tried facebook, viber, facetime etc for calls. In my opinion, the quality of call was similar but how it is secure I am not sure. That it is the main issue I think.
I am fine to install an app on my phone and to use it for the calls but I wish that this app will be secured. I know that mobile antivirus can be the solution but does it really help in the end. I know it may look strange that I am so concerned about mobile security but I wish to trust to the app... I came to all of that after reading and watching all these videos about apps and mobile security. The problem is that I am still confused even after watching a lot... Recently I saw this one
and was even more surprised that it is even not possible to trust to the official mobile app store... that makes me totally disappointed.

If we speak Skype, as far as I understood the paid version is safer than free version but it is not that convenient as mobile app for me personally.
 

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Yes, Skype charges for landline & mobile calls but the charges tend to be lower than a traditional Telco charges, especially for international calls.
 

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I mean the standard telephone companies, like BT in UK and bell etc in USA
 

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I am in UK and I use Skype when I "phone" USA , Canada or Australian friends. That costs me about 2p per minute, whereas if I use my BT phone line, it would cost me between 45p and 75 p per minute without me having a monthly international addon. I rarely phone abroad so prefer Skype when I have to

Normally sound quality is fine. It can get a few drop outs occasionally, but a lot depends on the internet connection speed
 
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Thank you for information. Sounds good, the rate is cheap. By the way, do you know is Skype calling abroad safer according the privacy policies than the simple Skype online calls?
 
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