Facebook has come up with free calling via Wi-Fi and cellular data for Messenger for iPhone users. Today, Jan. 16, 2013, Ellis Hamburger has reported for The Verge, Facebook launches free calling for all iPhone users in the US. Facebook has confirmed for The Verge that this new feature began rolling out for U.S. users today.
In order to make a call to another Messenger for iPhone user, you simply open a conversation with that person, tap the "i" button in the top-right corner, and than tap Free Call. So, if you live in the U.S., you can now make calls to other Facebook users for free over Wi-Fi or using your phone's data connection while you're on the go. When a call is made to someone, a push notification appears on their screen that says "John Taylor is calling," for example. With this new feature, which can conserve cell phone minutes, Facebook has emerged as one of the largest communities of VoIP users in the world.
Deborah Netburn has also reported on this new Facebook feature for The Los Angeles Times, Facebook rolls out free calling for iPhone users in the U.S. Facebook now makes it possible to talk on your smartphone for free through the Facebook Messenger app for iPhone. This feature is not available for Android and Windows phone users at this time. For now this new service is only available in the U.S. and Canada.