One year after the service debuted for U.S. customers only, Google Voice is going international. The service, which allows you to call anyone on a mobile phone or landline via Gmail, arrives in 150 destinations across 38 languages this week.
You’ll know when the service becomes active in your country when a little green phone icon shows up at the top of your chat list in Gmail. To get ready, you’ll need to install the voice and video plug-in.
Although U.S. and Canadian customers can still make domestic calls to anyone for free, calls to America from elsewhere will cost $.01 (or €0.01, £0.01, C$0.01) per minute.
For a complete list of where Google Voice is, or will soon be available, check out the rates page.
For those that haven’t yet experienced Google Voice, take a look:
Ironically, today’s news comes the same day Microsoft unveiled its Skype for iPad app.