Google Voice Integrated with GMail Chat: Like Skype; Only Free

This got added to the Scotsman’s GMail today.  It works great.  Just like Skype, but free (for now).   When you make the call from GMail Chat, you show up on caller id as the Google Voice number tied to that GMail account.   

When you go to your Google Voice account, under settings, you can now elect to forward your Google Voice number to Google Chat as well as to any other phones added to the account. 

The result is pretty sweet.  And the price can’t be beat.

Google testing voice calling in Gmail | Relevant Results – CNET News

Google could be ready to turn Gmail into a communications hub by adding the ability to make phone calls from the Google Chat interface.

CNET has learned that Google is testing a Web-based service within Gmail that will allow users to place phone calls from their in-boxes. It’s launched from the Google Chat window on the lower left-hand side of a Gmail page and allows users to place and receive calls from within their contacts through a user interface that strongly resembles the one used in Google Voice.

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Published in: on August 25, 2010 at 7:17 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Really when someone doesn’t know then its up to other people that they will
    help, so here it happens.

  2. Yeah, Google Voice is really good for social interactions. However, for business purposes RHUB`s web conferencing servers are the best. It provides better security and landline voice quality through its audio conferencing.


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