Did you know that you can make calls from your Gmail account free to U.S. and Canadian Phone Numbers?
Gmail Voice has made it easy to stay in touch with friends and family using your computer’s microphone and speakers.
This used to required both people to be at their computers, signed into Gmail at the same time.
BUT now, you can use your Gmail Voice to call people directly on their phones!!!
Calls to the U.S. and Canada (from the U.S. or Canada) will be free for at least the rest of the year (2010) and calls to other countries will be billed at very low rates.
Here's how you set it up. It takes less than 5 minutes.
Step 1: SIGN INTO YOUR GMAIL ACCOUNT
(If you don't have one, get one! It is the best email client I have ever used. Get one here:
Step 2: SCROLL DOWN TO YOUR NAME AND HIT MAXIMIZE
note: this may already be done. if so, got to next step.
Step 3: CLICK 'CALL PHONE'
Step 4: CLICK 'ACCEPT'
Follow the instructions to add application. You will have to install a small executable and run it for you to use GOOGLE VOICE. It takes about 3 minutes to set-up.
Step 5: MAKE a CALL
***Make sure you have your microphone and sound/speakers on***
KEY IN THE PHONE NUMBER YOU WISH TO CALL AND HIT
Step 6: TALK AND ENJOY THE FREE LONG DISTANCE
(Keep in mind that international calls will cost you. Also, this application is free for 2010, but may end up costing 2011.)
*This is my first Instructable. Please comment and leave suggestions or positive/negative feedback. Thanks.