A minute or so ago I checked my gmail and I received an alert that read:
How does this work?
You can now make calls to landlines and mobile phones from within Gmail. Simply dial any phone number and you’ll be connected. Learn more.
Make national and international calls at our very low rates.
By clicking Accept, you understand and agree that Google Voice is an enhanced call management application and that Google Voice is not capable of placing and receiving emergency service calls. Read the complete Terms of Service.
I’m not on Gtalk so I don’t really know if this is something new. It could be a new browser VOIP thing. As much as I trust Google and their products, they haven’t made payment methods THAT convenient (i.e. Google Checkout). That and the fact that they’re following the Yahoo! web products flop trend. Perhaps I’m being a bit too harsh. But don’t listen to me, go ahead and try this out for yourself, I’m sure those of us who have the means to credit these online phone accounts will have a great experience.