Eliezer let us know that Google Voice just posted on their blog that calls from the US to Canada are now free. Google voice has become one of my favorites services to use, also the fact that I can backup OTA & sync my contacts using their free sync application and my contact are automatically integrated with Google voice. You can download this apps to your BlackBerry by pointing your browser to m.Google.com and if you do not have an invitation yet go to www.google.com/voice and request one. The calls are free as long as you use the Google voice dialer to place the call, works best when using a WIFI enable BlackBerry.
Here is what they posted on the Google voice blog:
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 | 5:24 PM
In addition to making free long distance calls within the continental US, you can now call Canada for free through Google Voice. We offered this feature in GrandCentral previously, and in an effort to provide as many useful features as we can for free, we’re happy to bring those free calls to Canada to Google Voice users as well.
You can initiate calls from your inbox online, from our new mobile apps, or by dialing your own Google Voice number from one of your phones and selecting option 2 to place a call.
Please note that Google Voice is only available in the US, and you’ll need a working US phone to setup a Google Voice account.
Posted by Brian Peterson
I really like this service & hopefully they keep it free, let us know what your favorite features of Google voice are, it be nice if they allowed free SMS world wide, now that be just awesome.