Good news, everybody! Do you like free phone calls? Because Google is extending Gmail’s ability to make free internet-to-phone (and vice versa) calls throughout 2012. Yay!
Assuming you’re making domestic calls in the United States and Canada, anyway. This doesn’t change anything regarding Google Voice. So really, the news here is everything is going to continue exactly as it did this year. You can still hook up a microphone to your computer when your cell minutes get low. Or if you have an Android phone, preferably with an unlimited data plan, you can use an app like GrooVeIP for free calls.