How to make ISD voice calls using Google Hangouts: Google Hangouts lets you bring your conversation to life with photos, emoji, and even group video calls and that too for free of cost. Google Hangouts is an instant messaging and video chat platform, developed by Google. This service can be accessed online through Gmail or Google+ websites or through Android Play Store and iOS mobile app. This application allows the users to share photos during conversation, which are automatically updated into a private Google+ album. New color emoji symbols are now available for use too. In September, Google rolled out the voice calling feature from Hangouts app. But Google Hangout is under spotlight in India due to the fact that it has allowed India users to make ISD voice calls using Google Hangouts.
So this is awesome news for Indian folks that would like to call up family and friends abroad. Much better news is that this call is free for Indian users if they are calling either in United States or Canada. The Google India team gas announced that starting immediately all hangouts users in India can enjoy the new calling freedom. Google Hangouts will let Indian folks to use the Hangout app for mobile devices and Hangouts in Gmail to make free call (in United States and Canada) or low-cost international voice calls over the Internet. You will also get the first minute of your call simply free of cost.
Recently, Google merged Google Voice and Hangouts into one service. This integration brought voice calling, messaging, MMS support to a much large number of users that Google Voice could reach. In Google+ post, Google India said, “Starting today, the Hangouts app on your mobile will help you stay connected with your family and friends around the world in more ways than ever. Now you can make ISD voice calls using Google Hangouts on Android, iOS, and the Web from Hangouts in Gmail.”
The first minute of calls to 24 countries from India will be free and users will be charged for each minute after that one minute. Call from India to the following 24 countries will be free for first minute: United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, South Korea, Russia, Poland, Peru, Norway, Netherlands, Mexico, Japan, Italy Ireland, Indonesia, Germany, France, Dominican Republic, Canda, China, Brazil, Belgium and Australia.
STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED TO MAKE ISD VOICE CALLS USING GOOGLE HANGOUTS
- Android users will have to install the Hangouts Dialer app from Google Play Store.
- This will turn on voice calls for android users.
- Users on iOS and Web will get the option to make Voice Calls automatically.
- You can make and receive voice calls, get text messages and voice mails on your Google Voice number through Google Hangouts.
- But to use Google Voice with your Hangouts account, you need to have a U.S. Google Voice account and number.
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