Free calling in Gmail extended for another year in 2011

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Do you use Gmail’s free calling service? Or have you used it this 2010? If you do, then you’d be glad to know that Google is extending this free calling feature for another year. Yes, you can continue enjoying free calling for the whole year of 2011. This is Google’s way of thanking users who stood by Gmail this year and have continously use the service. As a reminder this free calling feature applies only to Gmail users in the U.S, while users in other countries get to enjoy lower rates than other VoIP service.

And in case you haven’t tried this service yet or are not aware of what it is, allow us to inform you that this service which was made free in 2010 by Google lets you make free Internet voice calls right inside your Gmail account. You’d know that this service is activated if you see the “call phone” icon at the top of your Gmail chat list. You can click on this icon to start dialing a Gmail contact’s number or directly enter the phone number of the Gmail user that you want to call.

This Gmail service can also be used for video calls for free. And yes, like I said international Gmail users get to enjoy discounted rates on international calls using this service. Apparently, this is cheaper than Skype international calls.

Anyone tried using this free calling in Gmail? How did the service goes?

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  • Raju

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  • redchillimedia

    Thnaks for Gmail to extend free calling…

  • Damien

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  • Dr. K.T. Jackson

    THANK YOU! Not to be ungrateful, however, I had always thought it was forever! I hope you do make it permanent within North America. :) I don't want to see a bait and switch here. To make it a paid service, I believe the quality would have to be much, much higher than what it is now, instead of all the dropouts.