Google Extends Free Calls from Gmail Through 2013

Google announced on Wednesday that people who use Gmail to make phone calls can continue to do so for free through 2013 within the U.S. and Canada. The company added the feature to Gmail in 2010, and while it charges "insanely low rates" for calls for the rest of the world, it has kept U.S. and Canada calls free.

Users can call mobile phones and land lines from within the Gmail chat widget, as shown in the image below.

Gmail Calls

Source: Google