Who needs Skype, magicJack, or the phone company?
Free phone calls--If you’re in the U.S., you can use Gmail to make free domestic U.S. calls and free calls to Canada; and for calls to other countries from the U.S., Google has some of the best rates around, like ($0.02) two cents per minute to Mexico City, Australia, Argentina, France and many other parts of the world. Don't have Gmail? Sign up now it’s free! I’ve been using the Google calling service for several months and have had no problems. I do use a headset plugged into my laptop, and I also have Google Voice on my cellphone. With my cellphone # and my Google Voice #, I have no need for a landline phone, or any other kind of phone (you can even make free video calls!).
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