A slick new VoIP app lets you call your Facebook friends without using your cell phone minutes, anywhere in the world. It’s as easy to use as chat, and now, it’s free.
Here’s how it works: when you “call” someone, they get a link to a webpage that lets you talk to them (presumably while watching ads). This way, your call is totally free— though, of course, your friend must be on a device and web browser that can support the voice chatting plugin.
Still, Fone has another cool trick: you can also type “/call” in a Facebook chat if you’re at your laptop, and talk to your friends that way.
Fone has a lot going for it: quick, easy “calling”, push notifications, chat history, a browser and photo sharing… all wrapped up in a beautiful design that classily outshines Facebook in every way. The real question is, are your friends willing to “click away” from Facebook in order to chat with you?
Even if they aren’t, Fone has a great interface for Facebook Chat that lets you flick horizontally to move across your open chat sessions with ease and style. For that feature alone, it’s worth trying.