July 30, 2004

100 Free minutes of international calls per month from your PC using stanaphone's VOIP network

Recently found this really cool site called Stanaphone.com. They have their own VOIP network, and are offering 100 free minutes of calls to international destinations per month for everyone who signs up for a free account.

Quoted from the website:

What is StanaPhone?

StanaPhone is the first free and extremely easy to use internet telephone with real US phone numbers. It allows you to call and receive calls from regular home and mobile phones as well as place free calls to and receive them from any StanaPhone number, regardless of its location. All incoming calls to StanaPhone are free. Beta version of StanaPhone is free to download and free to use. It does not require any special computer knowledge to make it work. All you have to do is download our free software and sign up for a free StanaPhone number.

so basically U gotta download their small easy to use software phone and create a free account, when i did it, u didnt need to give credit card details, though this might have changed, as they recently changed their system. The sign up process was really quick and installation of the software is really easy too.

u get $2.00 free calling credit every 30 days, and can use that to call a huge list of countries ( including the UK! ) (this is pc to phone, not pc to pc, though u can use it to call pc 2 pc too)

Its even possible to call mobile phones using the free credits, though I think its much more expensive than the flat 2 cents rate for calling other countries and "normal phones" and of course as usual with VOIP phones, you can call other VOIP phones for free anyway, and you can also use it to call Freephone numbers in other countries and i presume calls to freephone numbers are not taken off your call allowance, will have to check this out.

the companys website is http://www.stanaphone.com
and theres more info on their about page here http://stanaphone.com/whatsstana/ including the list of countries you can call.

when your free credit runs out for the month, its only 2 cents a minute to call anywhere in the world!

you also get a free US "regular phone number" for free, (you can choose what area code you want) so people in the U.S can call u for the price of a local call!

and even though its a U.S company, you can sign up for an account from any country :)

Apparently its possible to set up X-Lite the "softphone" to use multiple VOIP services, at the same time, havent actually got this to work myself, but ive been told u could have mysipphone, stanahone and freeworlddialup all working on a single phone. Sounds cool! :D

*UPDATE* 06/10/2004 They have decreased the free credit to $0.20 Oh well, its still 10 free calling minutes! :)

*Further Update* 29/10/2004 You now only get $0.10 of free credit, so its just 5 free minutes...

Posted by steeev to Cool Software | Freebies | VOIP

at July 30, 2004 12:34 AM

Is it possible to use the free 100 minutes from stanaphone at the moment. Any idea please

Posted by: Mohammed Amin at September 15, 2004 09:25 PM

yes it is possible to use the 100 free minutes, i have found that sometimes when their service is really busy it can be hard to get through to the number you require though.

Posted by: steeev at September 15, 2004 11:52 PM

thanks i would like to call all over the world.

Posted by: mike at January 18, 2005 06:14 AM

i will recieve the 100 free minutes

Posted by: hicham at January 18, 2005 05:40 PM

damn no more free minutes :@

Posted by: damn at February 10, 2005 02:16 AM