Speak Freely

Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated: February 6, 2001

  After many people have used a product over a long period of time, the same questions are often repeatedly asked by different users, as is the case with Speak Freely.  This document serves as the official FAQ list for the Speak Freely program.  It is by no means supposed to answer every conceivable question that could possibly be asked, so please let me know if you have a piece of information that you believe deserves to be added to this list.  My email address is brian@speakfreely.org.


1.  What is Speak Freely?

2.  Can I call regular telephones with Speak Freely?

No. Speak Freely only calls other people using Speak Freely on a PC. The only way to make calls over the Internet for free to a regular phone number is to use a service such as Dialpad. Most of the free sites have switched to a paid model, so don't expect to call some of the more expensive countries, such as India, for free.

3.  How much does Speak Freely cost?

4.  Is Speak Freely Year 2000 (Y2K) Compliant?

5.  When will the next version be released?

6.  Why is there a version without cryptography (encryption)?

7.  If Speak Freely is being developed inside the U.S.A., how are you able to export it?

8.  Will there be a Macintosh (or whatever) version?

If someone wants to develop one.  Right now, I do not have a Macintosh nor the development tools to develop software for the MacOS.  Plus, Apple is known for their expensive products, and I have no desire to cater to another proprietary O/S (Windows is bad enough).

If there is a platform you would like to port Speak Freely to, feel free to do so, and I will provide a link from the Speak Freely web site to your project.

Copyright © 2001 Brian C. Wiles.