What is Globfone.com?
Globfone is a state-of-the-art Web application that allows you to make free international phone calls and send equally free SMSes to almost any mobile or landline phone in the world.
Do I need to register/sign-up for making calls, sending text messages …?
No, we don’t require our users to sign up in order to use our free calling and SMS services.
Are there any special requirements for making free calls?
All you need is Java-enabled browser with Internet and an optional set of microphone and speakers/headphones.
Important: When placing a call, you’ll come across an “Java SE settings” prompt asking you for “Java permission” or “Camera and Microphone access” (Note: our service only uses your microphone.) Please click “Allow” to let the website run and access all needed components, as this is a necessary step for making calls. If you encounter a problem despite clicking “allow”, check the Java setting from within Control Panel. To learn more click here.
CHROME BROWSER – NAPI ISSUE!
As of April 2015, starting with Chrome Version 42, Google has added an additional step to configuring NPAPI based plugins like Globfone WebPhone to run.
In your URL bar, enter:
- Click the Enable link for the Enable NPAPI configuration option.
- Click the Relaunch button that now appears at the bottom of the configuration page.
The Java plug-in for web browsers relies on the cross platform plugin architecture NPAPI, which has long been, and currently is, supported by all major web browsers. However Chrome publisher announced to remove NPAPI support from this browser by “the end of 2014”, thus effectively dropping support for Silverlight, Java, Facebook Video and other similar NPAPI based plugins. Recently, Google has revised their plans and now state that they plan to completely remove NPAPI by late 2015. As it is unclear if these dates will be further extended or not, we strongly recommend Java users consider alternatives. Instead, we recommend Firefox for our Calling services.
Are there absolutely no limits?
To prevent abuse, there is an upper limit to the number of free calls and SMSes available to a single IP address during a 24 hour period. When this limit is reached, the user is alerted of the same and requested to wait another 24 hours before trying to use our free services again. Further, there is a call time cap that is call specific and visible when we’re ready to place your call.