Make free or low-cost calls over the internet using your PC, laptop or mobile phone. We show you how.
Step 5. From the Services tab, select ‘Add IM Service’ and choose one of four options: MSN, AIM, Skype and GTalk. After entering your username and password, press ‘Add IM Service’. Under the Services tab, you’ll see an icon for the service you just added and an option to sign out. Select the IM tab to see your contacts from the added services, with those available highlighted in green.
Step 6. To talk to one of your available Skype or Gmail friends, click on their contact name. A text box and onscreen keyboard will pop up to let you type and send them an instant message. Alternatively, use the menu button to bring up the option to call them. Tap the call option and Truphone will initiate the phone call.
Step 7. Truphone also offers cheaper international calls. Truphone Anywhere redirects your call to an access number in your country. This connects to the Truphone server and completes your call to the international destination. When you dial an international number, the screen will display the message ‘Setting up the call’ and a voice message will explain that you’ll be connected by Truphone Anywhere – hang up if you don’t want to use the service.
Step 8. Truphone for Android lets you view and top up your account from your handset. From the More menu, select My Account. The first time you do this you will be required to enter your mobile phone number for validation. You’ll then be able to view your balance and call rates, register a credit card and change your password.