FAQ

How does CoinByCall work?

CoinByCall allows you to earn Bitcoin and Litecoin by calling landline (a.k.a. fixed-line) and mobile telephone numbers in several countries. CoinByCall only makes economically sense for you if you hold an unlimited/free minutes plan from your mobile/landline/VoIP provider. If you should have unlimited or free minutes (also called "included minutes" sometimes) when calling landlines or mobiles in any of the countries that we currently offer, then you can actually transform your free minutes into Bitcoin (BTC) or Litecoin (LTC). Let's say you are with T-Mobile in Poland and you pay 5 EUR per month for your unlimited minutes plan, which includes all calls to landline numbers within Poland. At our current payout rate of around 0.00000777 LTC per minute, which translates into 0.0015 USD (0.0012 EUR) at the time of this writing, you could call our Polish landline numbers for 4200 minutes and you would have refinanced your plan. Every minute that you call on top of that is BTC/LTC in your pocket. Profit! Or, let's assume you are with France Telecom and you have an unlimited calling plan within the EU which costs you 20 EUR per month: At our current payout rate of 0.00000015 BTC (equals to 0.005 EUR / 0.006 USD) you would call 16000 minutes per month to Finland and would have earned 80 EUR, of which 60 EUR would be your profit.

How is this possible? How does CoinByCall earn money?

When you call our numbers you will find that we actually broadcast the livestream of a larger radio station in the particular country that you called. The radio stations pay us a small amount for every new listener respectively for every minute a new listener stays connected to their stream, and we pass on the better part of that amount to you.

Will you sell my number, send me unsolicited SMS, spam, advertisements etc.?

No, we won't. If you're worried, you could just get a second prepaid SIM card with an unlimited plan and use that for calling.

I can't get connected!

Due to abuse/fraud, the newest requirement is that you present a valid caller ID.

How often/long can I call?

You can call as often as you like, but we are limiting each call to 60 to 120 minutes.

Can I call simultaneously from different lines/SIMs/providers?

Yes, but you cannot place more than one concurrent call from the same caller ID (and neither from multiple extensions).

How/when will I get paid?

Set the currency you want to get paid in, either BTC or LTC. Set the threshold you want to get paid at. Once your balance has reached the threshold, the amount will be sent to your BTC or LTC address automatically. We process the payouts automatically every 15 minutes, 24 hours per day. Please note that each user has 2 balances, one for BTC and for LTC which cannot be converted to each other. We recommend that you already make up your mind in the beginning whether you want to receive BTC or LTC, but of course you are free to switch anytime.

Can I send you massive amounts of calls/minutes and get rich?

Theoretically, yes. But in practive, massive amounts of minutes usually means that the caller hacked into a PBX or into multiple Skype accounts and is now abusing these "free" minutes. Do NOT do that! FRAUDULENT CALLS WILL NOT GET PAID FOR! Plus, you put our service at risk, so in your own interest please do not send us stolen minutes. We observe incoming minutes/calls carefully based on several criteria and reserve the right to not pay you. In any case we will get in touch via eMail if there should be some anomalies. However, we don't have a problem if you tell your friends and family to buy prepaid SIM cards and if they call us using your CoinByCall PIN. Remember, the stations pay us only for real, unique listeners.

I don't have unlimited/free minutes to any of the countries you currently offer. Can you add my country?

No, we decide which countries we add. Do not ask for your country to get added, thank you.

I'm getting tired of entering my PIN every time I call. Can I automate this?

Yes, you can. Either use the CoinByCall app (Android only) or insert a pause sign between the number and your PIN code when saving the number in your contacts. For example +431200531234p525252 where 525252 is your PIN code. Use Google or look in your phones manual to find out how to insert a pause sign for your specific phone model.

How can I get in touch with you?

On Facebook or just eMail us at CoinByCall@gmail.com.

My call(s) doesn't show up in the statistics!

Don't panic! If you are sure you called then it will eventually show up. Due to high load at times it can sometimes take 3-4 hours or even longer.

Is this for real? Are you a scam?

CoinByCall has been in operation since 2013 which you can confirm here. As of 05/2021 we've paid out more than 658 BTC to our users, which equals to more than 24 million USD at the time of this writing (28th May 2021). Confirm here by checking our BTC wallet address. And the same for Litecoin here: More than 9200 LTC paid out, which equals to 1,67 million USD today.