Keep in Touch this Holiday Season with Google Voice

December 03, 2010

Keep in Touch this Holiday Season with Google Voice

Free calling credit for military families.

The holidays can be difficult for military families.  We may be missing a loved one who is deployed and chances are we're living far from family and friends.  Luckily, Google is teaming up with Blue Star Families and Sesame Street to make communicating with your loved ones a little bit easier this year by providing a calling credit for international calls, exclusively for military families.

From the Google Voice blog:

Gmail’s built in video chat and free calls to the U.S. and Canada can help keep friends and family in contact regardless of how far apart they may be. To make staying in touch this holiday season even easier for military families, we’re offering them a $10 calling credit to reach their loved ones serving abroad.

These international call credits can be used for calls made with Google Voice or right inside Gmail, and will provide families with roughly 30 minutes of call time to Afghanistan, 60 minutes to Iraq, or hundreds of minutes to many countries in Europe and around the world.

To make this possible, we’ve partnered with Blue Star Families and Sesame Street, two organizations dedicated to supporting service members and their families.

To be eligible for the $10 calling credit, military family members must:

If you aren't a member of Blue Star Families yet, you can sign up today.  Membership is free.  Then head over to the Google Voice registration form.

Happy holidays, from Google Voice, Blue Star Families, and Sesame Street.


Add a Comment:

Posted by Misozi Houston at 11:19PM on December 07 2010

I registered over a week ago and still haven’t received the calling credit. Is there something I did not do right? My email adresses are and emenh2@gamial. com
Waiting anxiously!