[LINK] Google Brings Voice To Gmail
kim at holburn.net
Thu Aug 26 09:51:12 AEST 2010
Not that it doesn't sound like a great idea but it gets you wondering
doesn't it. If google out competes the phone companies and we have
everyone's phone calls going through google and *being* *logged* by
> Google Brings Voice To Gmail
> 25 August, 2010, by Desire Athow
> Google has finally added voice support to its popular Gmail email
> service which means that users will soon be able to call landlines
> and mobiles worldwide for free or for extremely low prices.
> The announcement was made at a press conference in San Francisco in
> front of a few selected press members.
> Earlier, Robin Schriebman, Software Engineer at Google, wrote on the
> company's blog that "Given that most of us don’t spend all day in
> front of our computers, we thought, 'wouldn’t it be nice if you
> could call people directly on their phones?' Starting today, you can
> call any phone right from Gmail".
> The VoIP-based service will apparently be available in the US for
> the time being but we've heard about some UK having access to it
> Calls to the US and Canada - both to landlines and mobiles - from
> other countries will remain free until the end of the year without
> any connection fees while countries like Mexico, France and UK will
> be charged as little as 2c per minutes, that's roughly 1.2p.
IT Network & Security Consultant
T: +61 2 61402408 M: +61 404072753
mailto:kim at holburn.net aim://kimholburn
skype://kholburn - PGP Public Key on request
More information about the Link