[LINK] Google Brings Voice To Gmail

Kim Holburn 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.  Hmmm....


> 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  
> already.
> 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.

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