Gmail Voice Integrated Into Gtalk: Make Free Voice Call to US and Canada

Today Google team announced the launch of Gmail voice for Gtalk users. This means now you can make voice call from your computer to any phone number. Calls to Canada and U.S number will be free but call to other countries will be chargeable. Here are call rates for other countries.


This new service is going to give stiff competition to current popular Skype which let you call to any phone number from your Pc.

How to Get Started with Google Voice from PC to any Phone Number?

This service will be rolling out in phases and first one to see this will be U.S Gmail users. You need to install Voice and Video chat addon to use this service.

Under your chat list you will see Call phone, click on that and dial phone number and start talking.

Here are some excerpts from Official announcement:

if you have a Google Voice phone number, calls made from Gmail will display this number as the outbound caller ID. And if you decide to, you can receive calls made to this number right inside Gmail (see instructions).
We’re rolling out this feature to U.S. based Gmail users over the next few days, so you’ll be ready to get started once “Call Phones” shows up in your chat list (you will need to install the voice and video plug-in if you haven’t already). If you’re not a U.S. based user—or if you’re using Google Apps for your school or business—then you won’t see it quite yet. We’re working on making this available more broadly—so stay tuned!

Here is cool demo video done by Gmail Voice team showing how calling has changed over time:

Personally I liked the idea of making free calls to U.S and Canada based free number. And I will wait to see this service getting rolled out in my country ASAP.

Do share your views about this New feature from Google team?

11 thoughts on “Gmail Voice Integrated Into Gtalk: Make Free Voice Call to US and Canada”

  1. Think for a while. Let the telecom companies offer their networks to subscribers for free. Is that possible? There is a misconception that Google offers everything for free. Yes, google did use the freeway to counter Microsoft’s monopoly. After the recession in 2008, businesses have changed their ways globally and are rethinking for their future.

  2. Just wanted to cofirm tht if I want to make calls to both US as well as Canada will I hv to use 2 different accounts and get different incoming numbers or can i call to both the countries using the same account???

  3. Will the person you called be charged? I mean I called him for free and some companies does that, they charge the one you called. I’m from the Philippines and the one I’m calling is in Canada. Thanks!

  4. this depends on the plan your friend is using. there’s no way google can charge that person for incoming

  5. Hi, I heard you are able to call through GVOICE another GVOICE account holder even if they are overseas at no cost, how is this established? Another note is we both have android phones too, is there a way we can do this to be able to make free calls regardless where the other person is? Would appreciate any information on this matter and the procedure on how to do this. Thanks all in advance.

  6. Ya Guys, Its true that USA Has handsaked with google for FREE USA CALLS…. But there is a new thing coming on JAN 2012 that YAHOO will have a tie with INDIA calling for FREE to the INDIAN CELL PHONES.

    So We Need to Wait till 2012 JAN and HOPE INDIA and YAHOO makes something INTERESTING.


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