The Joys of gmail

United States
September 3, 2010 11:55am CST
I don't know how many of you are aware, but gmail has a new feature! You can now call any telephone from your gmail account. I think this is amazing. US and Canada calls are free and foreign calls have minimal fees. All you need is a microphone and speakers on your computer (laptops with builtin webcams are ideal) and you can install a plugin from google and you're on your way to making free calls to any phone in the US and Canada! I, for one, think this is amazing and am loving every minute of it. Has anyone else out there tried this new feature? What do you think of it and have you had any problems with it so far?
7 responses
@jailo12 (332)
• Philippines
4 Sep 10
this feature is great ..it really helps its users ..good thing they came up with this kind of feature ..we're happy to have it ..wew ,thsnks to gmail ..hahaha
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• United States
4 Sep 10
Yes, I am happy.
@jailo12 (332)
• Philippines
5 Sep 10
Iam too. Hahahahaha :p
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• United States
5 Sep 10
@tcup345 (360)
• United States
5 Sep 10
I'll check it out, thanks for the heads up. I'm using Skype now, it's only $2.99 a month with unlimited calling in the US. All of my kids are long distance for me to call so Skype is ideal for me. But I'll check into gmail, anything to go cheaper right? Thanks.
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• United States
5 Sep 10
Right. I am always looking for ways to cut costs. I haven't had long distance on my phone for several months now. I've been using a Costco calling card but even that averages around 7cents per minute and more to Canada. I have a girlfriend in Whitehorse that I like to keep in touch with the phone. Now I can call her anytime for free. I am thrilled.
@BigTips (305)
• China
4 Sep 10
I have also heard of this new feature of Gmail. Unfortunately, it is not available for me until now. It seems that it is a free call service based VoIP technology. In the future, I hope I can use it in my country because it will allow us to keep in touch with others freely. Yes, it is a good alertnative of mobile phones.
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• United States
5 Sep 10
Here's hoping you get this feature in your country soon.
@as2006 (5041)
• Israel
4 Sep 10
Very nice for you and anthers, as for me I'm not sure that it can be done from my country but I'm going to try.
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• United States
5 Sep 10
Funny...this is a US thing and yet most of my replies have been from other countries. What gives? Are there any other folks out there in the US??? LOL
@dccell (337)
• Indonesia
4 Sep 10
Wow, such a great new feature , i can`t imagine how will i waste every single second of my time to each and every people i know since no fees at all ( by the way is it 100% free ? )if it really available for us all asian .
• United States
4 Sep 10
I suspect it is only available to the US and Canada at present but will probably become available elsewhere with time. I love it!
@queery (83)
• Jamaica
4 Sep 10
Ive seen the app but I havent tried it yet, but I suspect I will have to pay the minimal fees, since I am located in Jamaica.
• United States
4 Sep 10
Good luck. You are probably right but still it's cheaper than the phone company!
@jazzhere (137)
• India
3 Sep 10
chill man this is not available for us the indians bad luck
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• United States
4 Sep 10
I'm sorry to hear that. I thought it might be so since the free calls are to US and Canada only.