SIPphone on Thursday announced that users of
— its Mac-compatible Voice over IP (VoIP) communication service — can now place free calls to landlines and mobile phones in 60 countries. Signing up for Gizmo Project is free.
There are some restrictions: The service’s free access to mobile lines and landlines depends on the country — Canada, United States, Hong Kong, South Korea, China and others are on the list of countries where you can place free calls to landlines and mobiles; others, including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, Ireland and Japan are free only for landline calls.
What’s more, users need to attain “active status,” according to SIPphone — that means users have to log in to their Gizmo Project account and make a call to other Gizmo Project users.