HELP! I just made a phone call from GMail!!!

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  1. lPHONE macrumors 6502a

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    I logged into my Gmail account today and it axed me if I want to make a free phone call and I'm like "yea right, get lost", but they would not give up and serveth me with pop-up ads such as this:

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    so I'm like, "fine, whatever" I don't have ship to do so I'll try it just to get you to shut up. I click on the Try it now button expecting them to ask for my CC info, but lone and behold, a keypad comes out and I dial my girlfriend's number (It's true, I'm not a homo!) Anyway, she ansers and iut goes down like this:


    gf: Hello?
    me: Hello?
    gf: Hello?
    me: Hello?
    gf: Hello?
    me: Hello, can you hear me?
    gf: Who is this?
    me: This is Steve!
    gf: oh god, what do you want?
    me: I can't believe this! I'm talking from my computer!
    gf: That's nice.
    me: No, you've got to believe me! The Google... I, I, I opened the Gmail and and and...
    gf: Are you high again?
    me: What number came up on your phone??
    gf: 760-705-8888. I have to go. Stop calling me.
    Your "girlfriend" ended the voice chat at 3:55 PM.


    OK, I seriously missed the boat on this one:
    • Why is this free?
    • What is stopping people from abusing it? (prank phone calls, etc...)
    • Can Google hear me?
    • What does this mean for the future of telephone companies?
     
  2. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    I think it is ironically appropriate to tell you to google for the press releases surrounding this. :)
     
  3. lPHONE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Press release says nothing about the questions I asked.
     
  4. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    *facepalm*

    It was a joke...
     
  5. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    totally cool
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    Are you sure?

    About the sexual orientation part, as that seems to be important enough to be mentioned.
     
  7. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    I was much more concerned that Google now seems wiling to kill people. Oh, and the fact that he is still able to post after being axed.
     
  8. spinnerlys Guest

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    The OP was axed? Maybe he was in a Time-Out, but I'm not really a follower of the Kindergarten fora.
     
  9. renewed macrumors 68040

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    The best part is that with a reaction like that the OP claims she is his "gf"... :D

    Just me?
     
  10. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    Maybe they implemented google voice into GMail?
     
  11. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    So I just tried it out and that's what it appears to be. I'm on a Mac using Chrome and it asked me to install a google voice plugin and then the number that came up when I called myself was my google voice number. (EDIT: Scratch that, it was not my google voice number after all, just close to it. The number that came up was the same number listed in the OP)

    Nice handy shortcut!!!
     
  12. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Nope, I also thought that was humorous. Doesn't sound she'll be for long!
     
  13. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    Judging from your "girlfriends" reaction, and the fact that you felt it necessary to say "It's true Im not a Homo!," Im going to have to say you might just be. (gay that is.)

    Not that there is anything wrong with that, I am myself....
     
  14. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    As amazing as free Google phonecalls is, I find it more amazing that you have a girlfriend.
     
  15. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    Sure. You know, get on the internets so you can get on the Google.
     
  16. Melrose Suspended

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    Yes, but don't all the googles clog the intertubes?
     
  17. renewed macrumors 68040

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    I searched for a fat chick in an inner tube so hard but can't find one. Man, missed one. :D
     
  18. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    Boy, they sure do. If only the interwebs were more like a series of trucks, things would be better.
     
  19. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Not if you increase the speed and verocity of your googling.
     
  20. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    See, it's a series of tubes.....
     
  21. Melrose Suspended

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    You make 'googling' sound like so much fun :D

    Yes, but everyone knows the internets are powered by tubes, silly. Trucks just wouldn't be the same. :p

    renewed I've already got this image of what The Googles would look like if it were a person. You were so close.
     
  22. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    So, can you use a drain cleaner to speed up your internet? I think the tubes at my house are all clogged up.

    Didn't the group The Googles do that song "Video Killed the Radio Star?"
     
  23. maflynn Moderator

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    Two things, it appears while you may thing she's your GF, she has a different opinion. Secondly when someone says they're not a homo/gay out of the blue for no apparent rhyme or reason it can indicate the opposite.
     

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