Google Voice, one of the rivals of Microsoft’s Skype, will now be able to see action in the UK thanks to Google’s latest update to the Gmail (desktop version) users who are living in that part of the world. Since we are now one global village, the ability to chat with close and loved ones who are living halfway around the world would be able to make low-cost calls from the email client – directly to landlines and cell phones, of course. If you want free phone calls, stick to computer-to-computer calls, but that is less convenient for the receiving end.
Right now, it is already a given that free Gmail-to-Gmail voice calls in the UK can be made, but thanks to the opening up of the paid-for Google Voice functionality, the rest of the wolrd has finally caught up with folks living Stateside.
We know that the stock markets have taken quite a battering yesterday and in Asia, today, so the paper money that you own? Best to invest it in something material now. How about purchasing calling credit, where you can choose from Euros, British pounds, Canadian dollars or US dollars? As there are no connection fees to worry about, you only pay when you talk – now that’s what I call stretching your dollar.