Google unveils feature for phone calls via Gmail

Google unveiled a new feature on Wednesday that will allow people to use their Gmail accounts to make phone calls. 

"What if you’re in a place with poor cell phone reception, or you’re travelling internationally and don’t want to incur expensive roaming charges? Wouldn’t it be great if you could use your computer to make or receive calls?" Nick Foster, a software engineer, wrote on the company's blog.

Users must have Google Voice accounts to take advantage of the Gmail feature, which provides that same service in a new place.