To call France from the United States, dial the United States exit code 011 followed by the French country code 33 and drop any 0 before dialing the local number. Alternatively, use online communication tools such as Apple Facetime or Google Hangouts to call a person via her online ID.
To call a person using Facetime, you both need an Apple ID, a broadband connection and access to an Apple device such as an iPhone, iPad or Mac. Support.Apple.com lists the range of Apple devices and models that support Facetime and provides instructions for setting up and using the service..
To call a person using Google Hangouts, you both need to have a Google account, broadband and a smartphone or device that supports Gmail, Google + and the Chrome extension. Visit Support.Google.com/Hangouts for full instructions.