Gmail has added free phone calls in the U.S and to Canada. – Wow! While it won’t initially save me any money, it might just push you to get rid of your landline and save that monthly charge. You could also change your cell phone plan to a less costly monthly plan and use Google for those hour long call to family and friends.
To get the system to work, you do need to download and install another program which adds four more items to your startup list. I’m not real crazy about that, but if you want the free calls – that’s what you have to do.
They also added chat and video calling, much like what Skype offers.