As you all know, Google Hangout is partially replaced by Google Meet. However, it allows us to call US numbers from India Free of charge with its old Hangout App. But to some extend, Hangout will be a good service to make a cheap and free call to mobile numbers.
Rather than other services such as Whatsapp, Facebook etc, Hangout can be used to call Mobile numbers. They are offering very cheap VoIP calls to their customers. One main feature most people don’t know was its free service that we will discuss here.
We can use Google hangout to make free calls to US numbers, i.e., if you have friends and families living in the United States, you can call them directly on their phone number completely free. Moreover, all the calls to US Numbers from hangout are absolutely free from any part of the world.
Inorder to make call using Hangout, first you have to download the hangout dialer app from Play Store.
After installing the app, it will be integrated with your Hangout app, where you can dial the number directly or choose from your contact list.
By default, your call is placed as anonymous, i.e., the person you called will receive the call as Anonymous. To set your mobile number as the caller id, follow the steps so that the receiver will get your number on the screen when you make a call to them.
Step 1: Click on the Menu
Step 2: Then, click on the settings.
Step 3: Click on your Email Address.
Step 4: Click on the Verified phone number section. Add your number there and verify it.
Step 5: After you verified your number, click on ‘Outbound Caller ID’. From there, select your verified phone number and set it as your caller ID.
Now the receiver will get a call from your number when you make a call.
How to Call US from India Free?
Google Hangout offers an option to call any US number free. Open the Hangout Dialer app on your mobile and dial the US number. All the calls to the US numbers are completely free. However, some premium toll-free numbers are not available under the free option. If you are making calls to normal mobile numbers, in that case, all the call to united states from India is free.
Is the Hangout Caller ID option is available for Free calls?
You can add and verify your local phone number with your Google account. Once the verification is done, the number can be set as your Hangout caller ID. Call made to the US will be made from that number virtually. The receiver will see your local phone number, and it makes it a genuine call, and they can identify your call easily.
How to call US Number from India
Not only from India, but you can also make free calls to US numbers using Google Hangout if you have an internet connection available.
Can Hangout be used to call India from US For Free
Unfortunately, free calls to India From the US are not possible now. If you wish to make a call to any Indian number, you need to pay for it. However, calls between Hangout users are still free.
Is Hangouts Call is Free Now?
Google discontinued the support for the Hangout app. However, the application is still available to download, and you can use it without any issue. Since the functionality and the features of the application are still working, we can use them without any issue. However, Google is looking to merge the same with Google Voice completely, and once done, they may stop Hangout permanently.
How to call India from US
Since Hangout dialer is now Google Voice, you can call India from the US, using the same app. However, calls are not free. Fixed charge per minute is applicable for all the calls to India from the United States.