Facebook Offers Free Calling For iPhone Users
Works Over Both Wi-Fi and Cellular
A new update for the Facebook Messaging app for iOS devices
now allows users to place voice calls to people in their friend list without using plan minutes (though you'll of course still consume cellular data). The company has been testing the functionality in Canada since early this month, and is now deploying the feature to U.S. users starting today. It's services like this one that will inevitably erode wireless carrier SMS and voice revenues, which is why AT&T and Verizon recently switched to shared data plans
(read: they jacked up the price of data). Non cellular devices can use it too; any iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 4.3 or higher can now be used to make calls to Facebook friends.
Re: Very cool I guess its cool if you don't already have unlimited calling or 6000 rollover minutes...
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Re: Very cool That Facebook feature is great if you have a lot of international friends@
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I just did a call with it. Impressive... I could use it when I call the wife.
Skype already does this with video This is no big deal because Skype lets you do this and video chat as well and it's available for both iPhone and Android phones. My dad video chats with his brother who lives in Thailand all the time.
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Free I'm with sprint so for me This is a way to get around using Minutes