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Topic # 66981 26-Aug-2010 13:20
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logged into gmail earlier today, and low and behold their was a new icon of a green phone, which enables me to make voip calls, the prices seem fairly good and competitive, the quality also seems pretty good as well.  I thought this was still a U.S. based service, but it looks like their starting to roll it out globally, tho a few people I've spoken to at work don't have it yet.... :(

 

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  Reply # 373109 26-Aug-2010 13:30
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hmmm spoke to soon, im not able to get to the billing page anymore, get the standard not available in your country msg; pitty, i liked it i'll just use the last of my credit and hope they roll it out to the rest of us soon :)

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  Reply # 373163 26-Aug-2010 15:35
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Very interesting, I've been waiting for it for a long time.
This will put a bit of competitive pressure on our local VoIP providers.
Do you use standard gmail or apps?

Emanuele 

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  Reply # 373165 26-Aug-2010 15:37
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I've just checked. My Gmail account has got it, but not my google apps gmail:


How does this work?
You can now place calls to landline and mobile phones from within Gmail. Just dial any phone number and you’ll be connected. Learn more.

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Calls to the U.S. and Canada are free in 2010. International calls are billed at our insanely low rates.

Emergency Calls
By clicking accept, you understand and agree that Google Voice is an enhanced call management application and that Google Voice is not capable of placing and receiving emergency service calls. Read the complete Terms of Service.


PS I can now access https://www.google.com/voice/b/0?pli=1#history with my Gmail account but it doesn't let me switch to my Google Apps one. Exciting!

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  Reply # 373273 26-Aug-2010 18:22
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ZiglioNZ: This will put a bit of competitive pressure on our local VoIP providers.


What more are you after? When compared with POTS providers, VoIP rates and features are amazing.

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  Reply # 373291 26-Aug-2010 18:47
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kontonnz: hmmm spoke to soon, im not able to get to the billing page anymore, get the standard not available in your country msg; pitty, i liked it i'll just use the last of my credit and hope they roll it out to the rest of us soon :)


Typical Google and US companies these days.  USA only..  The rest of the world doesn't exist..




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  Reply # 373296 26-Aug-2010 18:52
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Souns cool, when isnot in New Zealand any ideas ? That will be great to hve a VOIP A/c

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  Reply # 373311 26-Aug-2010 19:22
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Maybe I take back what I just posted. Just went to my Gmail account, Added $10 to it and the fone works. Good speech..

Wonder if this will work from my mobile??




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  Reply # 373487 27-Aug-2010 10:39
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nate:
ZiglioNZ: This will put a bit of competitive pressure on our local VoIP providers.


What more are you after? When compared with POTS providers, VoIP rates and features are amazing.


The ability to save voicemail and phone calls to Gmail! 

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  Reply # 373491 27-Aug-2010 10:48
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It just appeared in my Gmail. 

Gmail phone thing just appeared in my Gmail


Acceptance screen.




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  Reply # 373500 27-Aug-2010 11:07
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Made a Gmail "Voice Chat" to a land line phone in Canada. Talked for over 8 minutes. Flawless. Cost = $0. 

It works.  Here's a screenshot taken during the call. 

 Dialer screenshot during call to Canada




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  Reply # 373502 27-Aug-2010 11:15

Does anyone know if it's being rolled out to Google Apps?

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  Reply # 373508 27-Aug-2010 11:30
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still can't get a google number

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  Reply # 373511 27-Aug-2010 11:42
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maknz: Does anyone know if it's being rolled out to Google Apps?


I can't see it in my Google Apps - Except something else showed up for me, which is a pretty nice thing;

 
Oh wait, that's just Taskforce - Move along :P

I use Skype quite a bit for my voice calls, would be cool to get Google Talk in the Browser! 




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  Reply # 373518 27-Aug-2010 11:55
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Next step *must* be support for it in Google Talk client on phones and handhelds....hopefully Android first (coz I got one). 




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  Reply # 373523 27-Aug-2010 12:24
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On the rates page, it says NZ local is $0.02. So if I call my neighbour it will cost that?

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