Google Voice is a VoIP-based service that — among other things — lets you make local and international phone calls, either on the standalone Voice app or through Gmail. Making calls within the USA and Canada has been free since the service was first introduced, but as reported last year, users can only enjoy their free calls until the end of December 2012.
A few days before the start of the New Year, Google has announced on its blog that it’s extending the free service for folks in North America for another year, which means you can make free domestic calls through 2013.
Those who live elsewhere still get to enjoy the competitive rate that Google is charging for its VoIP service. For example, calls to America are charged at just $0.01 per minute.
Are you happy with the news? How often do you use Google Voice to communicate?