Facebook lets Canadians beta test VoIP calling over iOS Messenger app


  • Brad F, Brad F(anboy), jack

    Uh no.. hipsters will be seen doing this all over downtown.

    • Brad F(anboy)

      Are you kidding? They were doing it before it was cool.

  • LW81

    your move, Google.

    • tom

      Google’s had this for a while: their VoIP product is integrated into their social network. But Google’s goes much further – you can call regular phone numbers for free, do video conferencing with individuals or groups. The only thing they don’t offer in Canada is the ability to assign Canadian numbers to your account for receiving calls.

  • jellmoo

    Welcome aboard Matt. Hope to see some awesome stuff from you.

    An interesting move from Facebook to say the least. Considering the wide user base, this might actually pose a legitimate threat to Skype.

  • Nothin But RIM

    Just gave me another reason to not care whether Skype is on BB10 at launch.

    • gogakhan

      Even if Skype ain’t, we need to make sure Facebook knows enough BB10 to flesh out a native app with all these features built-in, not just empty promises for a year or two.

  • FallenSoul

    Since many plans allow for unlimited social network usage (eg; facebook and twitter) this could pose a hugh problem for service providers. <— their problem, not mine!!!

    • sp

      damn those hugh problems!!!!

  • bilzkh

    I thought Facebook and Skype entered into some sort of a partnership some years ago…could this be the result?

  • Tyco

    Android makes my bum hurt 🙁

  • speedbump

    Yeah, and do voice analysis of every word/sentence you utter.

    No thanks!
    And FWIW my FB accound has been killed long time a go!