"KNCTR Free Internet Phone"
KNCTR is a desktop application that allows free long-distance calls to USA and Canada. It solves a major problem of having to call a cell phone or landline in the U.S. or Canada. Yes, we have Skype and the like, but they provide the possibility to call to skype free of charge. In case you need to call landlines, choose to pay, or choose KNCTR because it does offer this service free of charge.
The program has a streamlined integration with most social networks and a part of youtube. Connect all your social media accounts, such as Twitter, Facebook, email, RSS feeds and receive all your updates in one colorful window. Video feature will spice up your boring routines, and most importantly you do not need to search for anything – it is all there, in one small program.
It is a free application offering free long-distance calls to American and Canadian landlines and cell phones from anywhere in the world. Sounds almost too good to be true, so what is the catch?
The desktop application can only be installed on Windows PCs. No Mac or Linux integration is available, yet. Installation is quite simple. There seems to be no bundled software, or toolbars.
Before you can proceed with free calls, you need to register, or activate, your personal KNCTR phone number. Users are required to submit some personal information, like first and last name and zip code. In order to activate some additional features, the Company may request your birth date, address, and for paid services –a PayPal account, or credit card details. Once you register, you receive a phone number starting with ‘700.’
The rest is easy: connect the headset, microphone, dial the number, and enjoy your free long-distance calls to the U.S. and Canada.
Clearly, Internet connection is required.
The program’s main window is a colorful mid-sized player-like dashboard with several panels: make the call, watch latest videos, connect to social media, and some ads from the provider. Overall, combining your phone calls and social media accounts seems to be very convenient. KNCTR does it with the help of a small built-in browser. Its response was quite fast.
- Streamlined and could-not-be-simpler interface.
- Integration with your favorite social media: Facebook, Twitter and email.
- Daily news, movie trailers, Hollywood gossip videos.
- Free long-distance calls to the USA and Canada.
- You can only play the currently listed videos. There is no freedom of choice like in YouTube.
- There is no Mac or Linux app.
Clearly, there are alternatives for free PC to phone calls: Google Voice is considered to be one of the best applications in the field allowing users to call, text and connect to a conference. VoipBuster is yet another free calling app which allows you to make calls in US, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, and most of the Europe, but the number of minutes you get is limited.
Overall, KNCTR is a versatile and very alluring program. Its main catch is the free long-distance calls to cell phones and landlines in the U.S. and Canada. In exchange, users will provide their personal information. If that is not a concern to you, use this offer at your own discretion.
Requirements: Computer / Processor: Intel© Pentium© II 450MHz, AMD Athlon© 600MHz or faster processor (or equiv
What's new in this version: Windows 8 compatibility added
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