Facebook Gets Free VoIP Calls With Vonage App

Vonage has announced the release of a new Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) application for the iPhone and Android-based devices, the Guardian reported on Wednesday.

The application allows users to make VoIP calls to Facebook friends who have the app installed on their handsets. Vonage has said that users cans still make calls to friends who have not have the application running.

The Vonage application is available as a free download and can be used over both 3G and Wi-Fi networks. The application can be downloaded from Vonage’s Facebook Fan page in Apple’s app store, Android Market or vonage.com/talkfree. The app is available in 48 countries through Android Market and 87 countries through the iTunes app store.

“Essentially, we've given Facebook a voice. In the future we will expand on this service to include a wide range of integrated voice and messaging services that change the way people communicate,” said Marc Lafer, CEO of Vonage.

The application is expected to hit the iTunes App store for iPads very soon.