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Gmail's Free Calling Extended Through 2011

Back in August Google announced free phone calls from their GMail phone client for the rest of 2010. Today they’ve announced the free calling will be extended through out all of 2011–free phone calls in the US and Canada all year long.

If you’re not already using Gmail’s voice and video chat, grab a copy of the extension here to get started. All users in the US and Canada can call anywhere within the two countries for free or enjoy low international rates when calling other countries.

Free Calling in Gmail Extended Through 2011 [The Official Gmail Blog]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/20/10

Comments (7)

  1. Cambo

    Now if only it worked properly with Ubuntu/PulseAudio.

  2. John Blanker

    I have been trying to get this thing to work for months.

    “Downloading Google Voice and Video chat”
    It gets to about 95% and doesn’t finish.

  3. Ushindi

    I’ve been using it for months, and got family and others using it – glad it’s going to stay through 2011. Of course, most cell plans now have free long distance anyway, but it sure saves on minutes.

  4. Gautam

    can any 1 tell me that…is there a way for free call in india??

  5. xploreraj

    Can anyone work with proxies to fake Google to believe that the caller is in USA or Canada?

  6. glowflu

    wow sick and niffty

  7. rafiq

    i am feeling prob to call US from pakistan while i use this service since last and new it required cradite

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