Google Voice is Google’s online phone service. This service has been around from quite a long time and has become popular because of so many advantages associated with it. Some of the features of Google Voice are – voicemail messages are automatically transcribed to text, different voicemails for different callers, international calling, SMS to email, block callers, mobile apps, conference calls, number porting and more. But what’s new now is the addition of Google Voice to your very own Gmail interface so that you can start calling to any phone and mobile in the world for an affordable price. In fact, Google claims that the prices are cheap compared to the competition.
You can get a brand new custom Google number that can receive calls from all of your phones. This means that whenever someone calls your Google number you can set it to ring all of your phones (e.g. home, work phone) or on just certain phones.
Google Voice works with mobile phones, desk phones, work phones, and VoIP lines. Before going forward, you will need to download and install voice and video chat.
Call For Cheap From Gmail (Google Voice)
Sign in to your Gmail account and you may have observed a new addition in the chat list – Call Phone link.
Click on this new Call Phone link and you will be presented with a short introduction on how does this works, call rates and emergency calls. Click on Accept to accept these terms and conditions.
This is basically Google Voice integrated in Gmail. You can start making phone calls to landlines and mobile phones right from the Gmail interface.
From the “Call Window”, dial the phone number and start calling. But before doing this, you will need to add credit. Google Voice offers super cheap call rates, you can take a look at call rates from here. Call rates are given per minute. For e.g. calling to United Kingdom (landline) costs a mere 2 cents (USD) per minute.
Click on the drop-down link near credit information and you will be presented with four options – History, rates, add credit and help. If you are new to Google Voice, then click on “add credit” and follow the on-screen instructions. While purchasing credit, you can change currency or proceed forward with the default currency i.e. USD. There seems to only one button to add $10 credit to the account. This is a good way to start and test out this service.
Here is one more good part – Calls placed within the US and Canada to US and Canadian numbers are free and do not affect your balance.
If this sounds interesting, then check out Google Voice from here or just click on Call Phone from the left sidebar (in the chat tab).