Google has announced some good news for people in US and Canada, Gmail users in United states and Canada can continue to make free calls throughout for the next whole year. Google has been offering free domestic calls in US and Canada since August 2009. Initially, Google said it would be free for rest of 2010 and would start charging for the year 2011, and suddenly they extended free calls for the year 2011, and now they have again extended free calls within US and Canada for 2012. It seems that Google want to keep the domestic calls in US and Canada free for ever and ever in the future.
The reason behind extension of free call services in US and Canada are still unknown, According to Mashable, Google Voice calling popularity still hasn’t reached high enough, and this could be the reason for Google hasn’t started charging for the service in domestically. Google is extending this service with the point saying that “This is our way of helping you connect with friends and family across the country.”
No matter what, this is a good news for people in US and Canada Gmail user, as most of the users are already using the service to call their friends and family from Gmail itself for free of cost. However, People who are not from US and Canada can opt for international calling rate at very low rates.