Rob Pegoraro – Google continues the assault on the price of a phone call

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This is, I think, huge. Users placed one million calls the first day!

What’s a phone call worth these days?

A Verizon phone booth in a Metro station suggests one answer: 50 cents.

Another comes from Verizon’s cheapest landline service option, which charges 10.2 cents a call.

If you use a cellphone or subscribe to a voice-over-Internet-Protocol calling plan, the number shrinks to a vanishingly tiny fraction of your monthly bill: maybe a few pennies each time you dial out?

But if you use Google‘s new, free phone-calling option (http://gmail.com/call), that figure drops to zero.

via Rob Pegoraro – Google continues the assault on the price of a phone call.

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