Mobile Future

Calling all Facebook friends!

Gone are the days when forgetting your cell phone was an insurmountable crisis.  This faux-problem has been reduced to the now ubiquitous phrase, “There’s an app for that”.  The app du-jour is from Vonage and allows users to call their facebook friends for free using the iPhone, Android devices, iPod touch and, in a few weeks, even the iPad.  Users can contact any of their Facebook friends provided that both people have downloaded the app.

Concerned about getting a call from facebook “friends” you don’t actually know? A call-block feature is set to be added in future updates. Also in the future, Vonage plans to bring the app to Blackberry users and to add an SMS (texting) service!