Google is offering a nice little holiday gift to Us users of Gmail today. You may remember a few months ago when Google rolled out voice calls in Gmail. At the time, they decided to make all Gmail calls to the US and Canada free through the end of 2010. Now that we're reaching the end of the year, Google has seen fit to extend the free calls at least through the end of 2011.
Users can take advantage of this system in their Gmail inbox. The contact list on the left will have a Call Phone option. This brings up a familiar dial pad. If you have a Google Voice number, this will tie in with that service. We've been pleasantly surprised how well this feature works, so there's no reason not to give it a shot since you're guaranteed another year of free calls.