Google recently stated that it has now extended the phone call services for the United States Gmail account holders. Once they subscribe to this facility, they can easily carry on all calls to Canada and North America for free. Google initially announced the phone calls facility via Gmail in August and the plan was to offer these free calls to Canada and the United States until the end of year 2010.
However, users will now be able to make free phone calls to such destinations for the entire year of 2011, whereas charges will be applied to all other countries. This Google free Phone call service is a facility that is certainly going to attract more and more users when compared with its rivals such as Skype.
Skype, presently is one of the biggest competitor for the US when it comes to the free calling services. However, Google is also able to understand its presence in the Canadian and US market. The free calling services by Google will also be boosting the other Gmail related utilities. These come out to be extremely rewarding offers and also exceptionally user-friendly.
Such free call services certainly attract people in a large quantity instead of going for the paid plans. It is expected that Google is soon going to introduce such services for other continents such as Europe and Asia. The Google’s Voice based service is also able to strengthen the position on quantity and quality scale which is a bigger question in the countries such as India.
At the beginning, the voice service is at a standstill, therefore, the network operators are getting extremely anxious about when Google is going to introduce such user-friendly service that is already incorporated with the Android based Smartphone and tablet operating system. All those people who prefer using Skype while they are traveling will soon start making use of Gmail. Such facilities by Gmail along with the email-based services are considered better whereas Skype is not offering any such services to its users. Such kinds of incorporations are going to be extremely helpful for Google to get a large number of users that would be particularly callers.
For now, calling services from Gmail is only accessible to the US Gmail users; however, Google has not provided any statement about when people belonging to other parts of the world would be able to access this calling service.