Vonage Mobile App Enables Facebook Friends to Call Each Other For Free


Vonage has just released Vonage Mobile for Facebook that will allow you and your friends to connect over 3G/4G (uses your minutes), or WiFi for free, data and usage clauses not considered. The app asks you to login with your Facebook account and it’ll show all of your Facebook friends. Your friends with the app will show up with the Vonage logo next to them letting you know they have the mobile app installed and are able to receive calls.

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Other friends can simply be instant messaged – something many Facebook Chat fiends would appreciate. The app’s available for anyone on an Android device, and if you have friends with iPhones and iPod Touches, then they’ll be able to get it too. Happy chatting!

Vonage Gives Facebook Users a Voice
New Mobile Application Provides Free, One-Touch Calling For Facebook Users Worldwide

HOLMDEL, N.J., [August 4, 2010] /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ — Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG), a leading provider of high-quality voice and messaging services over broadband networks, today introduced the Vonage Mobile application for Facebook. This new service allows users to make free mobile calls to all of their Facebook friends who have the app, anywhere in the world, directly from their friends list, with a single touch.

The downloadable application is free to get and free to use. The new service enhances the ability to connect with Facebook friends through the addition of voice calling. It is available for iPhone, iPod touch and Android devices. And the service works over Wi-Fi and 3G /4G networks in most countries.

The new service is easy to use. The app works with a user’s existing community of Facebook friends, so there’s no need to remember screen names or to input numbers. The application eliminates dialing – users can just click on a friend and start talking. When placing a call, the friend’s profile picture and status update display on the screen.

“The Vonage Mobile app for Facebook is a tangible example of our commitment to deliver extraordinary value and a better communications experience for individuals and their social networks, across broadband-enabled devices, around the world” said Marc Lefar, Chief Executive Officer of Vonage Holdings Corp. “This is just the start. 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.”

How does the Vonage Mobile Application for Facebook work?
The Vonage Mobile application is simple. It’s simple to download, and so simple to use that we have eliminated the need for dialing altogether. To get started, the user:
• Downloads the app from the iTunes Store, Android Market, the Vonage fan page on Facebook or
• Enters Facebook ID and password (one time only).
• Views Facebook contacts after they are automatically loaded. They’ll be grouped by friends who can be called for free and friends available for instant messaging on Facebook. A Vonage logo will appear next to the names of friends who have downloaded the app.
• Invites additional Facebook friends to get the app at the Vonage Fan Page on Facebook or
• Touches a friend’s name from the Call Free list to make a free call anywhere in the world; no need to be online.
• Rings the phone for incoming calls, even if the application is closed.
This new service continues Vonage’s commitment to be the leader in low-cost communication services that connect individuals and social networks through any broadband device, worldwide. The application can be downloaded from the Android Market in 48 countries and from the iTunes Store in 87 countries. Users who don’t have an unlimited data plan should check with their carrier to see if any charges apply.

To become a fan on Facebook, go to To follow Vonage on Twitter, please visit

About Vonage
Vonage (NYSE: VG) is a leading provider of high-quality voice and messaging services over broadband networks. Our award winning technology serves approximately 2.4 million subscribers. We provide feature-rich, affordable communication solutions that offer flexibility, portability and ease-of-use.

Our Vonage World plan offers unlimited calling to landline phones in all cities and locations in more than 60 countries with popular features like call waiting, call forwarding and voicemail — for one low, flat monthly rate.

Vonage’s service is sold on the web and through regional and national retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and is available to customers in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information about Vonage’s products and services, please visit

Vonage Holdings Corp. is headquartered in Holmdel, New Jersey. Vonage(R) is a registered trademark of Vonage Marketing LLC, a subsidiary of Vonage Holdings Corp.

Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.

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  1. Wow, this is very impressive

  2. If this is like the real Vonage….look for all the small print and extra fees.

  3. “When on WiFi there are no international calling fees or roaming charges.” Does this mean that if I call internationally and lose my wifi connection that I will be billed at the international rate, or only if I am making calls from abroad?

  4. There are no fees, no credit card info required, no fine print, etc.

    I downloaded it and it’s sweet. Can’t wait for it to catch on with the masses. Soooo cool….

  5. @timmyjoe

    If you lose your wifi, you’ll drop the call I think. This is a peer to peer voip call… nothing to do with PSTN connections and domestic or LD charges.

    If you have a data plan and are not in a wifi area, it runs via your data plan and not via your minutes.

    Hope that helps.

  6. I dumped Vonage for Ooma and saved $720 a year in phone bills. But if this is truly free for wifi I’ll check it out. But who talks these days on a cell phone anyway?

  7. Ahhh, here’s the fineprint when signing up”

    Vonage mobile is requesting permission to do the following:
    Access my basic information: Includes name, profile pic, gender, networks, user ID, list of friends, any other info I’ve shared with everyone.

    Post to my wall: vonage mobile may post status messages, notes, photos, and videos to my wall.

    Access my data any time: vonage mobile may access my data when I’m not using the application

    Access facebook chat: WTF?

    Access my profile information: Facebook status.

    Allow? Dont Allow?

    dont allow: you cant use it.

  8. Appbrain feedback says it only works on GSM networks… fyi.

  9. @digitalicecream, creepy!!! No thanks! Why not just allow calling for free over WiFi? Because then Vonage can’t data mine your personal pics and send Vonage offers via chat to your friends!

  10. that wouldn’t make any sense since it says it works on 4G. there is no 4G gsm network, is there?

  11. @digitalicecream

    Who talks on the phone at all? (Other than for work)

  12. it definitely works, at least on wifi. the app is laggy and slow, though…

  13. very very unstable

  14. Doesn’t work on Verizon phones. Oh well. Nothing for me here.

  15. Works on Verizon Droid… Didn’t ask for any peronal info, so doesn’t appear to have access to anymore personal info than what FB exposes to any 3rd party app. Set-up on 3G slower than Wifi. Ability to call internationally to those with FB and iPhone or Android pretty cool.

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