|[March 07, 2013]
FooTalk Launches World's First Global Facebook Calling Service
LONDON --(Business Wire)--
FooTalk, the free and low cost smartphone calling app, has today
launched the world's first global Facebook (News - Alert) calling service. In an
upgrade to its existing app, FooTalk users can now sync with their
Facebook profile allowing them to call friends and contacts for free
anywhere in the world.
The updated FooTalk service is available to users worldwide on either
iOS devices (iOS5 and above), or Android (News - Alert) devices (version 2.1 or later).
Facebook contacts are listed on a separate tab of the FooTalk address
book, which clearly identifies which Facebook friends also have FooTalk
and are available for calling. Clicking on a contact allows users to
call their Facebook friends for free and provides the option to invite
them to the service if they are not already a FooTalker. When a Facebook
friend is not available for a free call, the FooTalk user can imply
leave a message on their wall.
"With Facebook now connecting over 680 million mobile users, we want to
offer people the chance to take this connection over and above simply
sharing status updates and images" commented Graeme Hutchinson,
co-founder of FooTalk. "We believe this is the next step in how we will
use social media to communicate and have made this functionality as
simple and easy to use as possible, ensuring that even the least
technical Facebook users can connect with each other on a call as well
as in the usual way."
Importantly, FooTalk only retrieves the names and IDs of contacts, with
users in full control of posting messages back to Facebook. Contact
details can also be removed at any time by the user and will be
immediately deleted by FooTalk.
"FooTalk has always aimed to be a customer-centric service. Our app is
built around the needs of our users and developing this update was no
different," added Graeme, "Where we've introduced functions to quickly
invite and notify Facebook friends from within the app, we've also
ensured these are always subject to the user choosing to do so, rather
than anything happening automatically or behind-the-scenes. This way
users are in complete control of how they use FooTalk with Facebook"
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