Free Google Voice Calls in Gmail Through 2011

By  |  Monday, December 20, 2010 at 12:11 pm

The ability to place free calls to (and receive calls from) landlines via Google Voice from within Gmail is one of Google’s least flashy but most useful offerings. (The quality is spectacular–I never bother with a headphone, and nobody’s ever asked me “Hey, am I on speaker?”). And now Google says this service will remain free through the end of next year.

I do have a request, though–one I suspect Google will eventually address: I’d like to be able to place and make calls from within Google Voice itself, not just Gmail.



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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Mike Cerm Says:

    Given the way Google is now fully in bed with the cell carriers, particularly Verizon, you can bet that Google won't be enabling free VOIP calls in Android any time soon. Carriers control the fate of Android, and Google knows this. Google will not bite the hand that feeds them, evidenced by their massive cave-in on net neutrality.

  2. Ravi Terala Says:

    I think google will simply fold Google Voice into Gmail and be done with it. Not sure why it is taking them so long to do it.

  3. Markus Says:

    Gotta love the voicemail to txt, too. and the audio in the email/voicemail inbox.