February 26, 2013

...AND CHEAPER...:

Facebook's War on Cellphone Bills Takes One Giant Leap for Cheap Calls (CONNOR SIMPSON, 2/25/13, Atlantic Wire)

Facebook has been toying with the idea of Voice Over Internet Protocol talking for a few months now. Originally a Canadian experiment, Facebook updated its Messenger app in January to include VoIP calls for everyone. Using the same technology that was supposed to turn Skype into a technoglobal powerhouse, users now have the option to make voice calls using Messenger over Wi-Fi or their data packages. 

But Facebook's latest move looks to get rid of the potential data fees all together. Facebook cut a deal with 18 carriers in 14 countries to offer a discount on voice calls over the Messenger apps for Android and iOD, and the non-smartphone app Facebook for Every Phone -- effectively eliminating any reason to use your phone as a phone when calling friends

Posted by at February 26, 2013 11:51 AM
  

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