Facebook users can now phone their “friends’ with just a click, or touch, thanks to Vonage, which launched a Facebook app that enables them to do so for free yesterday. The Vonage Mobile App for Facebook can be downloaded for free at Apple’s iTunes store, the Android Market, the Vonage fan page on Facebook and at www.vonage.com/talkfree. It works with iPhone, iPod and Android devices, as well as via Wi-Fi and 3G/4G networks in most countries, according to Vonage
“The Vonage Mobile app for Facebook is a tangible example of our commitment to deliver extraordinary value and a better communications experience for individuals and their social networks, across broadband-enabled devices, around the world,” said Marc Lefar, Vonage Holdings Corp. CEO. “This is just the start. In the future we will expand on this service to include a wide range of integrated voice and messaging services that change the way people communicate.”
While there’s no guarantee this application will amount to anything, it does demonstrate both the promise and implications of the convergence of communications and social networking. Stay tuned.