Gmail has worked upon the revolutionary idea of remaining in touch with your loved and dear ones almost free of cost and it worked perfectly. All you need to enjoy to this fabulous is Gmail voice and video chat. But the only snag which had been associated with this device was that it required both people to be at their computers, signed into Gmail at the same time. Given that most of us don’t spend all day in front of our computers, G Mail resolved the issue by offering to call to the phones directly from G Mail.
Starting today, you can call any phone right from Gmail.
Calls to the U.S. and Canada will be free for at least the rest of the year and calls to other countries will be charged on amazingly low rates.Gmail in this regard worked day in and day out to offer unmatched rates and here it is U.K., France, Germany, China, Japan and many more countries for as little as $0.02 per minute.
Dialing a phone number works just like a normal phone. Just click “Call phone” at the top of your chat list and dial a number or enter a contact’s name.Skype and Gmail woo users in their own ways:
Skype a name synonymous with internet calling recently announced it has 560 million registered users and out of that 8.1 million were paying customers. Confident of its success Skype now plans to offer its shares to the public later this year, analysts believed there is no immediate threat to Skype in near future. It is worth mentioning 124 million of its users have used the service at least once a month.
.”Skype is a well known company in this place and they are almost like a verb in the internet calling world in the way Google is with search. You Skype someone. So I think there is some inertia there to get over and I am interested to see how Gmail users respond,” said Tom Krazit, senior writer with technology news site CNET.com.
“But you always have to worry when Google comes after what you do. They don’t do things half way and bring a lot of resources to any problem they try to tackle. It doesn’t mean you are doomed.
“Google’s product won’t work on your mobile browser so Skype has an advantage there but I don’t think it is a stretch to assume Google will come out with a mobile version pretty soon,” said Mr Krazit.
The company now exclusively focuses on those users who do not use Gmail and intends to offer them its product. If everything goes well soon users will have soon have red phones available at airports and universities to give it a go.