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Michael Zimmer [PersonRank 1]

Tuesday, February 14, 2006
16 years ago

I blogged about this last November (http://michaelzimmer.org/2005/11/28/google-click-to-call/), noting the concerns with adding your phone number to the laundry list of personal information Google collects about you.

Gilad.G [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

Run a search for "New York Hotels" (http://www.google.com/search?q=new+york+hotels)and you'll get the little green handset...

Corsin Camichel [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Well, only in US/CA I guess, no green phones in good old Europe

CJ Millisock [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

If you do the search for [new york hotels] and click the green handset, you can then click "more>>" and see Google's Click-To-Call FAQ. The direct link is here:
http://www.google.com/help/faq_clicktocall.html

Pretty innarestin' that they retain our information only temporarily. From the above linked page:

In addition, we retain your information (including your phone number, date, time, and call length) only temporarily. It will be deleted from our servers after a period reasonably necessary to operate, audit, and evaluate the service.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

actaully this is old stuff...and its did not cover my area code even though I was in Canada..

After that I have not tracked this feature...yeah me2 was a little taken aback by the "luandry list" :)-

Andrew Hitchcock [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I get the phone, but it errors when I try to have them call me.

Bratsche [PersonRank 2]

16 years ago #

Temporarily still can mean a long time. It just limits Google to a defined time period, as opposed to "forever".

/pd [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

click2call is gone live.. but its like a crank call

http://amanthan.blogspot.com/2006/02/googles-click-to-call-goes-live-lacks.html

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

[moved from Google ClickToCall]

refering to Google Call thread (http://blogoscoped.com/forum/39161.html)

look what ive found: (well its not really me who find it, but give me some credit :P)
http://www.google.com/help/faq_clicktocall.html

&

http://www.google.com/help/privacy_clicktocall.html

thanks to (http://www.bloggingstocks.com/2006/06/14/is-google-preparing-to-launch-a-voice-over-ip-service/)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

<<Well, only in US/CA I guess, no green phones in good old Europe>>

Gilad is a hebrew name.. so i doubt he searched it from the US

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