I just posted about this service that allows you to make phone calls via Google Talk over on GigaOM
Splinter.NET has launched a new service1 that allows GTalk users to make calls to old fashioned phones and mobile networks from their client. In other words, the kind of functionality that already exists in Yahoo, MSN and AOL clients. The set-up for this service is pretty simple. Add user firstname.lastname@example.org, and you get a tiny credit from the company, and you can fill up the account using PayPal, and then send a message – call 212.555.xxxx. The system calls back you PC and you are connected. This seems pretty simple, though not as good as click to call in say AOL or MSN.
Other options include Gtalk2VoIP, which had fallen off our radar up until a reader reminded us.
Do any of you actually use Voice-over-IM services? Is Skype still your favorite way to make quick calls?