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Google brings phone calls to Gmail – 1 million calls placed in 24 hours

Posted by: 27 August 2010 12 Comments

Google brought voice calling features to its Gmail web mail service that allows users to directly call landlines and mobiles phones. Google’s phone service is likely to be the biggest threat to Skype – which is providing services to consumers to make calls from computers to phones. According to technology magazine Wired it is a big move by Google to take on Facebook and make Google more profitable from advertising.

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Google said it will activate the new feature to U.S –based Gmail users over the next few days and is working on to make it available to other areas. Users from U.S and Canada can call any phone for one year. Google said it will charge as low as 2 cents per minute to make calls to Britain, France, Germany, China, Japan and many other countries.

Initial reports suggest that users made 1 million phone calls in the first 24 hours of this service. This might be an indicator suggesting that this service is going to be a big hit.

Do write us how do you find this service from Google, in the comments section below.

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    The new feature is also available to Canadian Gmail users. I tried it out last night (I’m Canadian) and it worked for me, too

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