Free call to India from Google hangouts?

Nov 6, 2019 26 Comments

Recently joined Google and noticed one can do free calls to Indian mobile/landline phonea using hangouts.

Has anyone being doing this regularly and is it okay to do?

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  • Amazon god
    Why not just use WhatsApp?
    Nov 6, 2019 11
    • Davey qXcz3askb
      WhatsApp family groups have pros and cons... initially I hated it. Lately, I feel it's the best way to connect to relatives in a non chalant way without getting too much involved
      Nov 6, 2019
    • Cisco / Eng 这是中国
      Who has figured out the secret to dealing with WhatsApp?

      My problem is because of the amount of noise these family groups make, it makes me numb to any WhatsApp messages.

      If I mute them, it would have accumulated hundreds of messages before I can go check them and by then I am horrible late anyways. And then there are that photos that get shared on groups. Who has time to keep clearing them off? If u don't, they just keep collecting like little pieces of garbage in your phone.

      And then there are the family groups of your spouse you get added into post being married.😩
      Nov 7, 2019
  • Google Ben Dover.
    How do you call a phone number from hangouts? Google voice?
    Nov 6, 2019 10
    • Google 🎖Me🐎
      It's free for corp accounts
      Nov 7, 2019
    • Cisco / Eng 这是中国
      It's free for everyone when u call any phone within US. International calls cost money.

      Google employees might have a different deal here.

      At Cisco, I could use my work phone to call international numbers too. They go VoIP to India and then get handed off to cell network as a local call to connect to the phone, so the company still pays a low local call rate. I never used it much for the reasons that it was not work related.

      Google voice calls to India have been cheap enough at 1c per min.
      Nov 7, 2019
  • Zillow Group gentle
    Hangout with your Google account or Gmail?
    Nov 6, 2019 2
    • VMware TechMann
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      Google account
      Nov 6, 2019
    • VMware
      None.

      VMware

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      Veritas Software
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      What's the difference between Google acc and Gmail acc for a VMware employee?
      Nov 7, 2019

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