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Enjoy free calling? Of course, who wouldn't? While Google Voice and Skype (amongst a host of others) have provided some fee-free calling options, we haven't seen that kind of enthusiasm from actual mobile carriers. No shock there. But T-Mobile USA is going against the grain with Bobsled, a service and technology that was briefly heard about earlier this year, but now seems ready for a proper introduction. T-Mobile today announced enhanced and expanded functionality for its Bobsled by T-Mobile service, with the facelifted version providing users with an easy way to call Facebook friends from most desktop browsers, Android-powered smartphones / tablets and even iOS devices (yes, the iPhone, iPad... Read more...
Bobsled may be a curious name for a new application, but the implications here are huge. T-Mobile USA, while still their own company, is launching yet another nifty tool that separates them from the pack. For now, this is a PC-only app that allows any Facebook user to call another one for free. It's a one-touch calling process, and it's really a fancy VoIP application. Calls are placed through Facebook Chat, with calls initiated by simply clicking on someone's username. It works with PC/Mac, and in the future, there's the potential to port this over to mobile. Bobsled is starting out a Facebook VoIP app, but it's slated to become so much more. T-Mobile's calling this a "new brand aimed at bridging... Read more...