Free Calls from Gmail to All Uniformed United States Military Personnels

Google Voice and Gmail, now made it completely free for all uniformed military personnel with valid United States Military (.mil) email addresses to call the United States, right from Gmail, announced Ilya Frank, Senior Software Engineer."And don't forget that for friends and family at home in the U.S., calling troops abroad is as little as […]

Google Voice and Gmail, now made it completely free for all uniformed military personnel with valid United States Military (.mil) email addresses to call the United States, right from Gmail, announced Ilya Frank, Senior Software Engineer.

"And don't forget that for friends and family at home in the U.S., calling troops abroad is as little as $.02/minute.

Similar to free calling within the U.S., free calling to the U.S. for service members will be available for at least the rest of 2011," Frank stated.

There are two easy steps to enable free calling from Gmail (detailed instructions):

  1. Add your valid .mil email address to your Google Account
  2. Click on the Call phone link at the top of the Gmail chat roster and install the voice and video Gmail plugin if you haven't already.