Thursday, August 04, 2011

Google Voice launches in Brazil

Google launched its Voice servince in Brazil today, and seems to be rolling it out in the rest of the world.

Google Voice is a Skype-like Voice over IP telephony service that charges around 2 USD cents per minute for landline calls in most countries.

With Microsoft aquiring skype, it makes me wonder if Google has not decided to launch slightly quicker, in order to stay ahead of the competition.

If you've used Skype, you'll know that the call quality can sometimes be poor... Its no different for Google voice.. Often this is subject to your own connection and other factors.

Yet, the service is quite extensive.. Has a ton of advanced telephony features which truly out-play any other VOIP providers out there. However, the full Google Voice isn't yet available, and Google is rolling the service out little by little, starting the the earliest Gmail adopters, so you might not have it available to yet...

To have a good overview of what Google Voice is about, visit their About page: