“Call from Gmail” Service Launched – Free Calls to USA & Canada

There had been rumors about Gmail Call Service since June 2010 and today, Google made it official. Just like Google Chat, Video, and voice chat, Gmail Call option is also integrated right into the Gmail interface using VoIP technology from the Gizmo5 acquisition.

Google’s “Call from Gmail” is not free but cheaply priced. We tried calling Pakistan for $0.11 per minutes which is fairly reasonable. You can make a call by pressing “Call Phone” in the left column chat window. I think the service is currently in Beta version because I didn’t see the “Call Phone” option in my other Gmail accounts.

According to my users of Call from Gmail, the voice quality is great but I tried calling USA, Canada, Pakistan but the call did not completed. I was getting this message all the time, “We could not complete your call, please try again”. This could be temporary though…

Now the Good news, all calls to USA and Canada landline are free in the year 2010. Also all users get free credit of $0.10.

Update: Call phone option is now available on all my Gmail IDs.

Update: I tried making call today and it worked fine. Fast and crisp as expected.

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3 Responses to "“Call from Gmail” Service Launched – Free Calls to USA & Canada"

  1. Usman says:

    That’s a cool feature from Gmail. First I tried calling my number and I received a call from a USA number. I again tried calling and I got call from my Mobile Network’s number.

  2. Shahid Mahmud says:

    Now that’s what I was talking about. I have now chance to call my relatives in USA right from my Gmail account. Great feature.

  3. Sultan Khan says:

    Gmail Call Phone rates are lower than skype and the voice quality is way better.

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