Use Gmail to make phone calls officially, Very low Call rates

Google rollout a new feature to Gmail, a new plugin in Gtalk that lets you surface a dial pad so you can launch VoIP calls from the . Now, you can call any phone right from Gmail. This service is currently being rolled out only to U.S. Gmail users. Currently this feature is integrated with Google Voice to make free calls to U.S & Canada till the end of this year.

Although calling to u.s and canada are free but the calling to ther countries are also at a very minor rate as compare to regulare call rates from different telecom operators. These rates are really cheap (see comparison table). Calls to the U.K., France, Germany, China, Japan and othe countries just $ 0.02 or 2 cents and calling to India $ 0.06 or 6 cents .

Google will use your Google Voice account number as the outbound caller ID. Your can also receive calls to your Google voice number after you follow these instructions. You will also need to install a voice and video plugin for your browser, which can be downloaded from to use this service .

A new calling button is integrated into Google Chat, and users can click on "Call phone" at the top of the chat list and dial a number or enter a contact’s name from your Google contacts. If you are unable to view this feature in your Gmail account , you just need to logout and sign back into your Gmail account.
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