Make Free Calls From Facebook, Courtesy of T-Mobile
Add one more thing to the list of Facebook features: T-Mobile announced it will release a free application, called Bobsled, that allows users to make free calls to Facebook friends.
The Bobsled application works similarly to Skype and Google Voice in that calls to be placed from a normal computer over an Internet connection. The service technically works through Facebook Chat and requires no numbers. Calls are free, and the only restriction seems to be that callers must be Facebook friends . A person doesn't need to have the Bobsled app downloaded in order to receive a call.
"Bobsled by T-Mobile takes our communications-services innovation to a whole new dimension, bringing simple and cost-effective connections to more than half a billion people overnight, allowing people on Facebook to more easily connect and giving voice to social networking," said Brad Duea, senior vice president at T-Mobile USA , in a statement.
Duea hinted that Bobsled would "evolve in the coming months," indicating it would come to new platforms. This likely means a Mac version is coming, but it also might foreshadow a mobile version that works with T-Mobile smartphones .
Bobsled is available for download at http://apps.facebook.com/bobsledbytmo