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New Facebook Feature: Free US iPhone Calls

By February 2, 2013March 6th, 2023Technology News

Recently, Facebook has announced an interesting new feature that allows free US calls to be made to iPhone users across the United States.

Metro, the company that has made this innovation possible, describes this new iPhone feature as “Voice over IP”. Though this technology has been around for many years, VoIP is new to the iPhone and Facebook network.

Now when you use the Facebook Messenger app, people who own iPhones can now make calls to one another as long as they’re on a WiFi network that’s dependable – for free. All you need to do is tap the ‘I’ icon on your phone and select “Free Call”. It’s simple, quick, and will save you serious minutes.

The best part of this new feature is that a phone number isn’t necessary. As long as the user has Facebook a call can be connected. Facebook first started testing this feature in Canada in early January, and now that the program is in beta, the test has been expanded to the US as well.

Similar plans are in the works for Android and BlackBerry as well. The new calling feature does not yet include video.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.