Those of you who own iOS (iPhone or iPod Touch) or Android devices rejoice. Vonage – the popular VoIP service provider has launched a new Vonage Mobile App for Facebook that will allow users to make free voice calls to their friends on Facebook by using their mobile app.
Do note that to use the app, both the caller and the receiver must have the application installed on their mobile devices. Once installed, the caller may simply sign into the app using their Facebook credentials and surf through their friends list. The Vonage app will display a small sign of their service against those user names who have already downloaded and installed the app. These user names may simply be tapped for the free voice call to be initiated. Alternately, the app users may also choose to simply text-message with other friends who are online on Facebook.
The Vonage mobile app for Facebook (iTunes) is clearly an attempt to go viral with clever use of social media and the offer of free voice calls. There are no caveats as far as I can see. Nevertheless, Vonage for the win here.