Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Jan 2013 22:30 UTC
Internet & Networking "In early January, Facebook began testing free calling over Wi-Fi and cellular data for all Messenger for iPhone users in Canada, and said that a US launch could be coming soon. Apparently, the test went well - a new free calling button has appeared in the app. Facebook has confirmed to The Verge that the feature began rolling out to US users today, and requires no update through the App Store. To make a call to another Messenger for iPhone user, all you need to do is open a conversation with that person, tap the 'i' button in the top-right corner, and tap Free Call." Imagine every Facebook user being able to call every other Facebook user for free. This could be very big.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

I was guessing voip to voip. voip to pots would cost facebook additional money to connect to the phone lines. Its also more in line with facebook's strategy to become an all encompassing communication portal.

Plus, I thought I read that the contact had to be online and signed into facebook.

The more features facebook adds, the less I want to use them... and the more fake information I want to add to my profile.

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