Gmail Calls Remain Free Through 2013 (US and Canada Only)
Article by George Norman
On 03 Jan 2013
Google announced that it will not start charging users for making calls from Gmail to numbers in the US and Canada. Through 2013 you will be able to make free domestic calls from Gmail via Google Voice.

The fact that thanks to Google Voice you can make calls to landline and mobile phone from within Gmail is not exactly a new thing – this feature’s been available for more than 2 years now. The fact that making calls to numbers in the US and Canada will not cost you a think is not news either – since the beginning Google said that domestic calls will not be charged.

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So what’s the news? The news is that Google reassured the community by announcing that domestic calls will remain free throughout 2013.

“Many of you call phones from Gmail to easily connect with friends and family. If you're in the US and Canada, you'll continue to be able to make free domestic calls through 2013. Plus, in most countries, you can still call the rest of the world from Gmail at insanely low rates,” announced Product Manager Mayur Kamat.

You can easily stay in touch with friends, family, and loved ones using Google’s Gmail client. By installing voice and video chat you’re taking this functionality to the next level. You will be able to make calls with nothing more than a microphone, you will be able to video chat, and you will be able to place international calls at very low rates.

A call to a mobile phone in France for example will cost you 12.4¢ per minute while a call to India will only set you back 2.5¢. But if you stick with domestic calls, if you place calls to numbers in the US and Canada, you will not have to pay a thing. You have an efficient and free means of staying in touch with the people you care about.




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