Google Inc. is adding a free e-mail feature that may persuade more people to cut the cords on their landline phones.
The service unveiled on Wednesday enables US users of Google's Gmail service to make calls from microphone-equipped computers to telephones virtually anywhere in the world.
Image: Jason Toff, marketing manager for Google Voice, demonstrates how to make a call from a red phone booth at the Google office in San Francisco, Wednesday, August 25, 2010. Google plans to promote the Google Voice service by setting up red phone booths at universities and airports scattered across the United States. People will be able to make free calls from the booths to U.S. and Canadian numbers and save on international calls.
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