Google on 2nd of August ,announced in its official blog about its latest updates to its older feature call any mobile phone or landline which was available only for U.S users in the last year. Google now is opening its service to many more of its Gmail users outside the U.S. by offering calling in 38 new languages and to over 150 new destinations.
Calling credits are available in four different currencies ( British pounds, Euros, Canadian dollars or U.S. dollars). Make sure that you have added your Calling Credits before you dial any number as Google charges calling fees as mentioned on Google rates page. The Good news is Google doesn’t charge any connection fees so you only need to pay for the time you talk. The calling rates to these 150 destinations are very low , For example, it’s now only $0.10 (or €0.08) per minute to call on mobile phones in U.K., France or Germany (landlines are $0.02/min), $0.15/minute to call mobile phones in Mexico ,whereas its only $0.02/minutes to call to any phone number in China or India.
Though it is not a free service , Its a must to give a try. For those who are living in U.S. or Canada can call within their country for free at least for the rest of 2011. For those who are living Outside U.S. or Canada countries will be charged $0.01 per minute (or €0.01, £0.01, C$0.01 per minute) for Calling to any number in U.S. or Canada.
How To Activate this Service To Your Gmail Account ?
Activating this service is a very easy process . For many users a popup notification will be shown when they take their Gmail in normal mode. But don’t worry if you don’t get one cause you can still add that manually. First off all you need to make sure that google voice and video plug-in is installed in your browser. Even the Google Apps users can check out this feature if you have Google Voice and Google Checkout enabled in the administrator control panel. After you install voice and video plugin the next step is visit the below link to use the feature.
After you have activated this service you are ready to call anyone around the world ( you can call only to the countries specified in the tariff plan) if you have calling credits for your account.