The MSN Messenger is Microsoft’s instant messaging service, which lets users hold text and video chats. It is a present in Windows XP, while its successor the Windows Live Messenger is available in Windows Vista and Windows 7. Both applications have features that allow the user to make phone calls as well. All the user has to do is type in the phone number, and proceed to having a pleasant chat conversation with the person. The chat application is free to download and use but the voice call supported to be activated by registering for voice services. A small fee needs to be paid in order to activate this feature.
- Start the MSN Messenger application or Windows Live Messenger.
- In your MSN Messenger window access the Actions menu and click in the Make a Phone Call option. This option may also appear as Call. In case you are unable to find the toolbar menus press the Alt key on your keyboard, and the toolbar menus will appear from hiding. In the Windows Live Messenger program this option will be labeled as simply Call a Phone.
- Now select the Get Started or Sign Up link to activate an account with the voice provider. This is just if you haven’t already set this feature up. Once you finish signing up for the voice provider, return back to the messenger window.
- Now in the Call box type in the phone number of the person that you wish to contact. Alternatively, you can also click on the phone pad buttons preset in the calling window, and proceed to select Call.
- Once you have finished disconnect the call by using the Hang Up option in MSN Messenger. In Windows Live Messenger, you can end the call by click End.
If you have any issues with Windows live messenger you can contact the Microsoft help line to get support from Microsoft’s expert technical support staff. Experts at Microsoft help line offer excellent advice for all your technical problems, and can find solutions quickly. Enjoy the Windows Live Messenger, Microsoft’s instant messaging service and connect with friends, family and colleagues.