This might be new to some and not others, but it's new to me:
You can place a phone call directly from Google Maps. To try it out:
1. Look for a business in your area
2. If they have a phone number listed, you will see a "Call" next to the phone number
3. Enter your number and click "Connect for Free"
Your phone will ring and when you pick it up you will be connected to the number you decided
to call from Google Maps. Pretty nice and handy feature.