August 26th, 2010
Gmail is rolling out free phone calls for all US based gmail accounts!
When logged into Gmail just click on “Call Phone” from the Gmail chat menu. After downloading a voice plugin you’ll be able to make phone calls right from your inbox! Calls to US and Canadian phone numbers are currently free, and international rates are extremely cheap as well!
You will need to have a microphone and speakers on your computer for it to work.
If you go to google.com/voice you’ll also be able to get a free phone number that will ring in your inbox when someone calls you.
If your account has been configured to make phone calls, you’ll be able to call phones in the US and Canada for free even if you’re in another country.
A Dansdeals forum user confirmed that someone in Israel for example, was able to use the service to make a call from Israel to the US for free. If 2 people in Israel, or anywhere else in the world, both have free phone calls from their inboxes they’ll be able to call each other for free!