Wishing you had more options to make VoIP calls off Facebook (News - Alert)? Swedish mobile VoIP app Plingm (formerly called Freephoo) is ready to help. Plingm users with an Apple iPhone can now call their contacts on Facebook directly from anywhere in the world. The best news is the app is free between Plingm users (to call users not on Plingm, there is a small fixed rate charge.)
It’s relatively easy to do. Users simply download the Plingm app from the iOS App Store, and grant permission to connect it with their Facebook accounts. The app then automatically scans and imports all contacts from Facebook into the app.
“Mobile numbers are legacy,” said Pandelis Eliopoulos, co-founder of Plingm. “By calling friends with our Facebook feature, you can always reach the person you want to speak to even if they change their number. With the growing use of social media, the possibility to call your Facebook friends directly without a phone number is a logical evolution of mobile communication."
To meet demand, Plingm has been localizing its app for users all over the world. Earlier this year, the company localized the app for the Middle East and Northern Africa.
Since January of this year, the number of Plingm app-users have increased by 5,000 percent, says the company. Plingm has been the number one app in the social networking category in 36 countries and has an average rating of 4.5 in Apple’s (News - Alert) App Store.
Edited by Brooke Neuman