Calling from within Gmail to any mobile phone or landline is now accessible outside the U.S., in 38 languages. In addition to the service being available in more countries you can now buy calling credits in four currencies (Euros, British pounds, Canadian dollars or U.S. dollars) with no connection fees.
“To help reduce the cost of staying connected, we’re also lowering our calling rates to over 150 destinations around the world. For example, it’s now only $0.10 (or €0.08) per minute to call mobile phones in the U.K., France or Germany (landlines are $0.02/min), $0.15/minute to call mobile phones in Mexico and $0.02/min to call any phone number in China and India” according to Pierre Lebeau, Product Manager, Gmail team.
Lebeau explained that “calls to the U.S. or Canada placed within those countries will continue to be free at least for the rest of 2011. Calls to the U.S. or Canada placed from outside these countries will be charged $0.01 per minute (or €0.01, £0.01, C$0.01 per minute).
For a complete list of international rates see the Google rates page. To see if the Gmail calling feature is available in your country look for a little green phone icon at the top of your chat list.
Please note if you’re a Google Apps user you have to Google Voice and Checkout enabled in the administrator control panel. You also need to install the voice and video plug-in to enable the calling feature.