Some business VoIP providers offer free international calling to select countries (Canada and Mexico are common) as part of their plans. That does mean, of course, that you’re still paying for your VoIP plan―even if the international calls themselves don’t cost extra.
For what it’s worth, GoTo Connect offers free calling to the most countries (52!) of any provider we’ve seen.
The cost of your international VoIP telephone call will depend on your VoIP provider, your plan, and the countries you’re calling to or from. Plus, you'll find that calls to a landline phone often cost less than calls to a mobile device.
In other words, we can’t give you an exact answer.
That said, most VoIP providers supply their international calling rates. We’ve provided some sample rates in our rankings above, but recommend you look up rates for your specific provider and plan before placing your call.
Oh, and keep in mind that international rates can vary within countries. You’ll get the most accurate rates if you have not just the country code, but also any applicable area code or city code for the person you’re calling.
The process for making an international call from a VoIP phone can vary a bit from provider to provider. If, say, you have an international number as part of your VoIP plan, the process may look different than if you’re calling from a US number.
Generally, though, it’s the same as calling from any landline or cell phone:
- Dial your country’s exit code (011 in the United States)
- Dial the country code of the person or business you’re calling
- Dial the area or city code (if applicable)
- Dial the rest of the phone number
Take note, though: Some VoIP providers make you manually activate international calling on your plan. You might want to do some digging into your provider before your big call.