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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RE: Free?
by glarepate on Thu 17th Jan 2013 03:08 UTC in reply to "Free?"
glarepate
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2006-01-04

So connect to FB over WiFi. It's faster than 3G and it doesn't impact your data allotment. Not always possible or convenient but it beats throwing away money if you have a choice.

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RE[2]: Free?
by HappyGod on Thu 17th Jan 2013 04:08 in reply to "RE: Free?"
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2005-10-19

So connect to FB over WiFi. It's faster than 3G and it doesn't impact your data allotment. Not always possible or convenient but it beats throwing away money if you have a choice.


Wow. Just use WIFI. Brilliant.

You've missed the point. Some people don't know the difference between WIFI and 3g. Just saying they should highlight it to users when they are using it on cellular.

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