The web-based VoIP client in Gmail was launched several months ago with free calls to the US and Canada until the end of 2010. Well, it’s either the Christmas mood or something else, I don’t know, but Google decided to extend those free calls through the whole 2011.
Sadly, as before, you’ll be charged when calling outside those two. And even if Google’s rates are pretty reasonable you still need to pay for calls to destinations other than the US and Canada.
By the way, Skype’s counter-offer isn’t too shabby either. The Skype app on my computer greeted me today with a reminder that I could sign up for a cheap monthly SkypeOut subscription and enjoy unlimited calls to way more than just two countries across the globe.
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe…