Some sad Second Life news has floated by as I idle away my unemployed days.
Farewell, Pathfinder Linden!
I enjoyed happy hours rummaging through your bookshelves, playing your harpsichord, dredging through the copy-mod transferable sheet music, peeking at your personal real life family photos, and perusing the CD cases you thoughtfully left strewn about on the floor of your in-world office.
Although rumored to be aloof, Pathfinder a.k.a. John Lester was an effective advocate of educational applications for Second Life, and a contributor in the healthcare field. I wish Linden Lab kept him on staff, rather than eliminating his job.
Google Voice services are available at very low rates for international calls. The rates are competitive in sample comparisons with other long-distance calling providers. For example, cost to landlines in the UK, France, Spain, Argentina, Taiwan and Australia are merely 2 cents per minute.
Rates are higher if calling mobile or satellite phones.
Google Muy Pronto!
The rate chart (price per minute) is comprehensive. Rates are broken out by country and sometimes city, which generally allows more affordable rates for calls to metropolitan areas.
Features and instructions
Google Voice users can enable a function to record individual telephone calls.
Dialing a number works the same way as it would for a regular phone. Look for “Call phone” at the top of the chat list once logged on to Gmail. Either dial a phone number or enter a contact’s name. And that is all!
To learn more, visit Gmail Chat and Voice call. Phone calls with Gmail are available free of charge for U.S. and Canadian based Gmail users only.