Search giant Google has announced that the first minute of voice calls through Hangouts will be free in 25 nations. Prior reports had proposed Google might close down Google Voice and coordinate it into Hangouts. Google’s Hangouts application for desktops and mobiles will permit users to text; make free residential voice calls, video chats and calls to telephone numbers with an Internet connection.
Then again, you need to have some calling credit in your Google account as you will be charged for the term of your call past that first minute. Google additionally says that this free, fast call offering will be accessible for whatever remains of the year. Android users can attempt the Hangouts Dialer application on their gadget.
“For the rest of 2014, the first minute of most calls to 25 countries are free, and you’ll be charged for each minute after. Calls where the first minute is free will say, ‘First minute free’ on the call screen. If you don’t see this message, you’ll be charged for the first minute,” wrote Google in a Hangouts support page.
The 25 nations where the new Hangouts peculiarity is open incorporate Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K. furthermore the U.S.
Hangouts turned into the default SMS benefit in the Nexus 5 last year. By offering the first minute for nothing, individuals that need to make VoIP telephone calls may switch from Microsoft’s Skype to Google Hangouts for whatever remains of the year.