Telephone is the most important invention when it comes to communication between people. Nothing will replace its convenience. It has been the best and the most popular way to deal with private and business issues of all sorts. The phone calls are becoming cheaper as all operators compete with each other to deliver the most attractive solutions for their customers. But when it comes to international calls, it is still an expensive thing to deal with. First of all to make an free international phone call using the mobile you need to make sure that you have roaming and the other side can accept the phone call. Second of all when it comes to mobile-to-mobile conversations you need to be aware that both sides are paying for it, regardless who is calling.
Another thing is the price which you can never be certain. It is very difficult to predict the cost of the phone call as you never know how much it will be in total when all charges are included. No wonder everyone is looking for alternative and, what is most important of all cheaper, solutions to communicate with the world. Traditional landlines are not helpful either, as their charges may appear even higher than mobile operators. Although nowadays international phone calls are an important part of communication, both private and business, an average customer is not using them very often, constantly turning to other options.
There are ways of paying less for such calls. The market is full of cheap phone cards, when you first have to dial a special number to get connected. Mobile operators make special numbers available to call abroad. But such solutions normally have some limits. You can call only landlines (mobile connections are expensive again) or only at certain times (like cheap weekends) but the whole purpose of convenient communication is that you make the phone calls whenever you like. Are there any other possibilities then? Of course. The Internet.