Gmail users will be able to make free phone calls from their Gmail account. Calling will be free within U.S. and Canada through 2011.
When calling was added to Gmail back in August, the company said that it’d be making such calls free “for at least the rest of the year,” with per minute rates starting at $0.02 per minute for international dialing.
The service made a major splash initially, with 1 million calls placed in the first 24 hours and pundits predicts that the service is a potential Skype killer.
There is yet no clue for the traction of the service. Free calling for all from 2011, will certainly stand to lure more users.
But I am not yet much aware of this service. Keep me informed, if anyone has any update. I will be reaching out here with tidings if I hear back.