Did you know you can make voice calls to any phone using Google Hangouts? Install the Hangouts Dialer app and the phone calls feature will be added as an option in Hangouts.
Hanging on the telephone
You can make free voice calls to any Hangouts contact, or call any landline or mobile in the world. You get free calls to the US and Canada, and international Rates are competitive, compared to Skype's tarrifs. Call quality is good on the whole, although some users on Google Play report problems with calls cutting out.
Pick a number
The Hangouts Dialer user interface is clean enough, but has few bells and whistles. It nicely integrates into the Hangouts app as a separate tab, allowing you to view recent calls or tap a phone number manually into the number pad.
A great add-on for existing Hangouts users
Hangouts Dialer is well worth trying out if you use Hangouts and regularly make international calls. It's not as fully developed as Skype's voice call support yet, but it's a promising start.