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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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). 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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