T-Mobile is expanding its efforts to let you call your Facebook friends for free with the launch of its new Bobsled VoIP apps on iOS, Android and the web. You can download the Bobsled app for iOS, even though T-Mobile doesn’t officially carry the iPhone! or Android and you can also call someone on Facebook who doesn’t yet have the Bobsled app installed.You can also go directly to leaving a voicemail without having to call and integrating with Facebook was a smart move on T-Mobile’s part, since Facebook has such a colossal user-base already—it gives the service instant usability…………………
T-Mobile announced enhanced and expanded functionality for its Bobsled by T-Mobile service. The new Bobsled functionality provides users with an easy, seamless way to call Facebook friends from most desktop browsers, Android-powered smartphones and tablets and Apple iOS devices, including iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch products. In addition, Bobsled provides users with free calling to any mobile or landline phone number in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico from inside or outside the U.S. from their desktop browser. “Earlier this year we brought voice to social networking with Bobsled for Facebook. Now we are expanding the capabilities of Bobsled, allowing users to easily communicate with friends from anywhere on the Web and even dial out for free to mobile and landline numbers,” said Brad Duea, senior vice president, T-Mobile USA. “Users can also now jump on Bobsled from Android phones and tablets as well as from Apple iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch. Bobsled allows users to be heard across borders, websites, carriers and platforms.” As the way people communicate transcends networks and devices, Bobsled provides users with new ways to connect regardless of where they are online, the format of their message or what device they are using.
Bobsled is available for most Internet browsers. Once signed into Bobsled on their browser, users can call, message or voice message with their Facebook friends at any time while using their Mac or PC. Bobsled eliminates the need for dialing – you simply click on a friend’s name to start the conversation. There’s no need to remember screen names or to input numbers. Users simply click the phone icon to initiate a call with friends and family or message via Facebook Chat. Bobsled users can now call any mobile or landline number in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico for free. Users simply open Bobsled from their browser on a Mac or PC and dial a number using an open Internet connection from anywhere in the world. Also, users can add mobile or landline numbers to their existing Facebook friends. Bobsled is now available from the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and from the Android Market for Android smartphones and tablets. Bobsled allows users to call or voice message their Facebook friends from their mobile device for free. Bobsled‘s browser and mobile applications are powered by Vivox Inc. Together, T-Mobile and Vivox, with its compelling VoiceEverywhere technology, are ushering in a new era of voice communications – online, on the go, virtually wherever and however users want to converse. “Vivox’s partnership with T-Mobile and the Bobsled product is a stellar example of evolving the way we communicate,” said Rob Seaver, founder and CEO, Vivox. “As evidenced by Bobsled, VoiceEverywhere creates massively scalable conversations across devices, platforms and experiences and makes digital communication more seamless and natural, regardless of the context or location.” For more information on Bobsled by T-Mobile and to install Bobsled, please visit www.bobsled.com.