Call phones from gmail

So today, I got all excited because gmail introduced this new facility where you can call phones from within gmail using their chat facility. I installed the necessary plugin and fired it up. Google generously credited me with a whole 10 US cents of airtime. I called my South African cell phone number, and it rang! So now all I needed to do was buy some airtime and I could start calling, and that’s where it all fucked out.

When I clicked the link to add airtime, google informed me that my country was not yet supported. So, there’s this wonderful VoIP facility right there in my gmail but I can’t do shit with it until google decides to get off its fat ass and take my money.

Check out the google blog entry.

Comments

  1. sybergypsy_ct says

    …. “until google decides to get off its fat ass and take my money.”

    It does not seem as if you’ve a shortage of that?

    Nothing is life is free, and for everything else there’s mastercard.