Free Gmail Calling in US, Canada Extended Till December 2012

Search engine giant Google has declared that calls made inside United States and Canada via Google Voice will remain free till the end of 2012.

The Group Product Manager of Google Inc., Vincent Paquet, stated on the company's official blog that, "This is our way of helping you connect with friends and family across the country,"

The free offer started last year when Google declared that it will run through 2011 and there was wide speculation among users that the they will not be able to enjoy the free calls from the beginning of next year. However, the company has decided to extend the facility till the end of 2012.

Paquet posted that with the holiday season fast approaching the company is very happy to declare that they the extending "free domestic calls" inside United States and Canada for the next year and that, "you can still call the rest of the world from Gmail at our insanely low rates."

Google Voice was the outcome of the acquisition of GrandCentral by Google in 2007 and when Gizmo5 was bought by Google in 2009 VoIP facility was added to the service.