Yahoo! Messenger provides several options for making calls
to your contacts directly from your computer and Yahoo! Messenger.
You can call a contact's computer or even her home phone or
cell phone using Yahoo! Messenger.
PC to PC calls are free and PC to phone calls are available
for low rates.
Sign up for Yahoo! Messenger Phone out service.
You do not need to sign up for any services to make PC to PC
calls, but you'll need to sign up to make PC to phone calls.
To sign up, go to the Yahoo! Voice website and choose
"Phone Out" from the menu.
You'll need to purchase prepaid credit at the site.
In order to make calls with Yahoo! Messenger, you will need
a microphone and headset connected to your computer.
When your service and equipment are in place, choose
"Call Setup" from the Actions menu. Setup verifies that your
equipment is working.
Place a PC to PC call.
To call a Yahoo! Messenger contact's computer for free,
choose "Call Computer" from the action menu.
Then, select the contact and click on the Call button.
Your contact needs to be signed in to Yahoo! Messenger for
this to work.
Call a cell phone or landline phone.
Choose "Call a Phone Number" from the action menu.
Then, enter the phone number and click on the Call button.
Rates vary depending on what country you call.
Acquire a dedicated Yahoo! Messenger phone number so you can
receive phone calls from anywhere, from anyone, anytime you are signed into
To sign up, choose "Phone In" from the Yahoo!
There is a monthly charge for a Yahoo! Messenger phone