Google has confirmed that it will be extending its free phone service for Gmail users in the US and Canada in 2013.
Google has integrated its new social networking platform with its voice-over IP service.
Google's official 'Voice' app has been uploaded back to Apple's iTunes App Store after being taken down about a week ago.
Google is expected to make an announcement as early as today about a brand new Gmail feature, and initial leaks suggest calling features like missed call icons and voicemail notifications will be added to Google Talk.
As Google Voice launches across the US, a Connecticut firm is accusing Google of violating one of its patents with the new service.
The House of Representatives has passed a bill outlawing all caller ID spoofing "with the intent to defraud or deceive".