Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.162.76.55

Forum Moderators: not2easy

Message Too Old, No Replies

Facebook Adds Free Calls For U.S. iPhone Users

     
2:49 pm on Jan 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

Administrator from GB 

WebmasterWorld Administrator engine is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:May 9, 2000
posts:24235
votes: 533


Facebook has added a feature in its mobile phone app that allows free calling for US iPhone users.

Users can now make calls to each other via the Facebook Messenger app anywhere they have a wi-fi or a cellular-data connection.

The feature could be a boon for heavy talkers as they would avoid carrier call charges.

Facebook said it was working on adding the feature to its Messenger app for Android and BlackBerry users. Facebook Adds Free Calls For U.S. iPhone Users [bbc.co.uk]
6:10 am on Jan 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

Administrator from JP 

WebmasterWorld Administrator bill is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Oct 12, 2000
posts:14976
votes: 131


So this is somewhat like Line, Viber or a hobbled Skype as it can't call land lines or online web users. Both people need the app installed and it only works in the US.