Calls on Gmail
Now you can make phone calls from Gmail without visiting your Google Voice page. Google is bringing Gmail and Google Voice together with the launch of phone call integration within Google Chat and Gmail, the goods news doesn’t stop here – the calls are free to US and Canadian landlines only.
The initial testing with Skype showed that the new Google’s service has better quality and reception. Google Voice product manager Vincent Paquet confirmed that the new calling functionality comes from Google’s Gizmo5 acquisition as the VOIP calling feature is partially based on Gizmo5 technology and was developed by a team including Gizmo5 engineers.