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Google Voice now lets you call phones

Zim [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
8 years ago10,728 views

googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/0 ...

For free to USA, and very low fees for the rest of the world.
I'm sure today is a gray, stormy day for Skype...

Luka [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Free for Canada too!

George R [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Hasn't it always been free to call within the USA on Google Voice?
You could call either from your phone or with a browser plug-in.

I think what has changed is that you can use a plug-in with gmail and without a Google Voice phone number. Blogspot says this is only for USA based gmail users.
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George R [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

cnet has story about this.
news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-200 ...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Commented on this 4 hours ago (before official announcement). blogoscoped.com/forum/173612.h ...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

This isn't anything special, it seems. It just brings Google Voice into the gmail interface. No additional features or abilities are being introduced.

Google Voice accounts are not VoIP, and there is no actual bridge between Google Talk and Google Voice.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

It appears that I have posted that Cnet article listed about six hours ago

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

I've been able to call Luka in Canada from France. For free, of course.

Luka [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Explanations : you can call from anywhere to USA / Canada for free or use your 0.10 $ free cuppon to call paid destination. To receive calls, you need a full google voice account and to allow gmail to be treated as a phone in google voice.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

When I first clicked the "Add Credit" link, I was taken to a stripped down Google Voice site. I made the stupid mistake of clicking "Upgrade Account" and now can't get back to that page, instead I'm redirected to a "Google Voice is not available in your country" page.

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