Internet telephony (VOIP or Voice Over Internet Protocol) has gained a lot of ground over the last few years thanks to programs like OpenWengo, which some time ago changed its name to QuteCom.
Instant messaging and VOIP all in one
QuteCom's main purpose is to enable communications over the Internet between two computers as if they were making a phone or video call (in the case of having a webcam). But that's not all the program can do: it also allows the integration of all major messaging services.
Some of the systems or IM chats that can be integrated into QuteCom are:
- MSN (Windows Live Messenger)
Therefore, if you want to communicate with your friends over the telephone from your computer, simply download QuteCom free of charge.