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Call Any Phone within the United States from Google Chat for Free

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Did you know you could make a free phone call from Gmail?  There are a couple of ways to do this:

  1. In Gmail under the Chat area, click on the Call Phone link to open the dialer to enter a phone number.
  2. Click on any phone number link in an email message to dial the number.

If you connect to a public or private Internet that may block this traffic; you can first connect to the University's VPN to get around those settings.  Please use common courtesy for people around you when placing these calls, because without a headset it will be like speaking into a speakerphone.

Currently these calls are offered for free through Google Chat, but we will send out a notification if this policy changes.  Google often makes changes before we are notified so be attentive if they try to sell you a service or charge you a fee.

Karen Matthes
Organizational Training Director

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