Sure you failed at Wave but Google, I have to give it to you, this new, convenient way to call a phone from my computer rocks. Starting today, you can call any phone right from Gmail. Calls to the U.S. and Canada will be free for at least the rest of the year and calls to other countries will be billed at low rates. If you don't see it now, don't worry, you will see the “Call phone” link at the top of your chat list soon. Google's rolling out this feature to U.S. based Gmail users over the next few days. If you’re not a U.S. based user, sorry, but you won’t see it quite yet. They are working on it and will update you soon.
Best of all it's simple to use and available right on the webpage most of us have open all day, Gmail.
Score one for Google. Or, as jrme55 on YouTube says, Google: you had me @ Gmail.