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Vonage Makes Free Facebook Phone Call App 115

Posted by timothy
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crimeandpunishment writes "Vonage has developed a new application for the iPhone and Android that provides free phone calls between Facebook users. Vonage's CEO says 'Essentially, we've given Facebook a voice.' Users sign in, see a list of Facebook friends who also have the app, and if they tap on a name a call is placed ... and it will go through even if the app isn't running on the friend's phone. The calling, which works over cellular broadband and Wi-Fi, doesn't use calling minutes but will use up data."
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Vonage Makes Free Facebook Phone Call App

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  • Re:Wah! (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 04, 2010 @03:49PM (#33142490)

    Maybe you and the Amiga users can go have some pity sex.

  • Doctors warn that exposure to Facebook harms the brain. [slashdot.org]

    That's all we need - people so used to Facebooks' 420 character limit making phone calls.

    "Hi. I'm eating my lunch. Bye!" Click.
    "I like that!" Click.
    "Poke!" Click.
    "Cool youtube video. Check out the link!" Click.
    "I'm getting a pedicure. Pics." Click.
    "I *so* hate my mom!" Click.
    "Sorry, wrong number. I was trying to call farmville!" Click.
    "Friend me!" Click.
    "Why did you send me a friend request? Are you stalking me?" Click.
    "Why didn't you send me a friend request?" Click.
    "Hi. Just calling all my friends to make sure they don't miss me. Bye!" Click.
    "Why did you unfriend me?" Click.
    "Why did you unfriend me?" Click.
    "Why did you unfriend me?" Click.
    "Why did you unfriend me?" Click.
    "Why did you unfriend me?" Click.
    "Why did you unfriend me?" Click.
    "I'M COMING OVER WITH AN AX AND A SHOTGUN TO TEACH YOU A LESSON YOU ANTISOCIAL BITCH!!!" Click.
    (Dials 911) "Hi, you have reached 9-1-1. Than you for friending us. If you need anything, just post it to facebook because that's all we do all day. Have a nice day! Bye!" Click.

  • Re:Wah! (Score:1, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 04, 2010 @06:02PM (#33144360)

    How interesting - a spacetime anomaly has resulted in a 286 DOS fanboy's advocacy to be posted to Slashdot twenty years later.

    Well, this may come as a shock to you, but I'm afraid today everyone prefers using machines with GUIs and graphics - and even sound, yes - as standard. We even consider multitasking to be useful. (Well, except for the iPhone users - seems that Apple could never write an OS that could manage that...)

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