Recently Google India announced that users can now make voice calls to phone numbers outside of India on Android, iOS and the web using Hangouts in Gmail.
Users can call numbers in the U.S. and Canada for free. However, calls to certain phone numbers in these two countries will cost $0.1 per minute.
On Android, users need to install Hangouts Dialer app to turn on voice calls. On iOS and the web (Hangouts in Gmail, Google+ and the Chrome extension), voice calls will be available the next time one opens the app.
Till the end of 2014, the first minute of most calls to 25 countries (including Australia, China, France, Germany and the UK among others) will be free and the charges will come into effect from the second minute onwards. But first, Users need to buy a minimum of $10 calling credit to activate this.
Last month, Microsoft-owned Company Skype had announced that starting November 10, it will stop delivering calls on landline and mobile phones in India. The company is offering to fully refund the users who have been affected by this announcement.
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