Google Voice update now announces when international calls are made through the Google service.

Google has just pushed out an update to Google Voice on the Play store. At the moment, it appears that the change log for the app hasn't been updated but a quick glance reveals that Google is making international calling a little more transparent. With the update, if you call an international number, Google Voice will alert you of the international calling rate.

In the past, customers may think that they are making international calls through Google Voice rather than their local phone carrier. To avoid this confusion, now if international calls are made by Google Voice, you'll hear from Google that the call is routed through Google Voice and the per minute rate charge. If not, then calls may be routed through your local carrier and you may be assessed a higher international toll rate.

If you're a Google Voice user, have you seen this update? Anything new or different about your Google Voice experience since the update? Be sure to sound off on the comments.

Thanks, Ben, for the news tip.