Google Voice in Gmail feature debuts outside US


Google has started to gradually roll out Google Voice in Gmail feature globally, and reports have come in of the service already starting in the UK and other territories.

Users can also buy calling credit in four currencies – US and Canadian dollars, Euros, and British pounds.

Certainly an indication of Google’s intention to roll the service out across territories, the company has also announced that the service, as an interface and web application in Gmail, will be available in 38 new languages. We wonder if the Google Talk and Google Voice standalone apps (for mobile and desktops) will be given cell phone and landline call functionality elsewhere in the world. A full-featured Google Voice on mobile could be a valuable feature for local calls.

Lastly, the service’s international call rates have been dropped further. Google Apps users will also get the feature in their Gmail, depending on if their domain administrators have Google Voice and Exchange enabled.