Google Hangouts App Now Allows Free Calling to US and Canada for iPhone Users
Now, however, Google is addressing the issue in an interesting way. Instead of patching the Google Voice app, it has massively updated the iOS edition of Hangouts. The refreshed build works for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, enabling users to make and receive calls over 3G and Wi-Fi. Calls to Canada and the U.S. and free, and international calls are dirt cheap. Plus, as long as you have the app running, you can receive calls in the background, just as you would a typical phone call.
If you're a Google Voice user, you can make and receive calls from any of your iOS devices with today's update. Outgoing calls will come from your Google Voice number, and incoming Voice calls can be answered from Google+ Hangouts.
Voice minutes are becoming less and less useful because of programs such as this, and honestly, we couldn't be more thrilled. Long live data.