Initially, T-Mobile’s Bobsled brand simply offered a way to VoIP call your Facebook friends for free but with that angle sufficiently covered, it has moved on to wider access. Starting today it supports dialing out to mobile and landline numbers in the US, Canada or Puerto Rico right from their desktop browser. Also new are free apps for Android and iOS devices, however those are still limited to calling your Facebook friends (and enemies.) Still not quite sure what all this newfangled internet telephone business is? Check out the video demo above and press release embedded after the break.
Continue reading Bobsled by T-Mobile’s free VoIP magic now available via browser, Android or iOS
Bobsled by T-Mobile’s free VoIP magic now available via browser, Android or iOS originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 11 Oct 2011 01:23:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
We’re still waiting for some more news about its promised mobile apps
, but T-Mobile’s new Bobsled sub-brand has now cleared one big hurdle that was thrust in front of it. The company’s initial offering, a VoIP service for Facebook, has returned to the social network a full month after it was “voluntarily and temporarily” pulled
during its first week of operation. In case you missed it, the Facebook component is simply a basic VoIP service that lets you make free voice calls to any of your Facebook friends, and it now boasts a redesigned interface that promises to “more clearly differentiate it from a Facebook owned service.”
T-Mobile’s Bobsled voice service returns to Facebook, relationship status now less complicated originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 24 May 2011 16:54:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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It’s a sad day for Bobsled’s one-eyed chat bubble monster, as T-Mobile has just announced it’s temporarily shuttering the recently launched VoIP service. A statement released on Bobsled’s Facebook profile revealed it is “voluntarily and temporarily suspending service” of its week-old app to “ensure that the Bobsled experience is clearly differentiated and is not mistaken for a Facebook created property.” The news comes at a particularly inopportune moment, as Vivox just made its own announcement (embedded after the break) saying it will power the seemingly ill-fated app. No word yet on when the service will be back up and running, but this doesn’t bode well for T-Mo’s foray into the VoIP market.
Continue reading T-Mobile’s Bobsled temporarily suspends service in first week
T-Mobile’s Bobsled temporarily suspends service in first week originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 25 Apr 2011 14:59:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Looking for another free VoIP calling option? Well, you’ve now got one anyway — T-Mobile
has just announced its new Bobsled brand, and it’s kicking things off with a Facebook application that will let you make free, “one-touch” calls to any of your friends around the world. Facebook is apparently just the beginning for the brand, though. T-Mobile says Bobsled is aimed at “bridging traditional telecommunications and Internet-based voice and data services,” and it says it plans to expand the service in the near future to include video chat, the ability to place VoIP calls to mobile and landline phones, and even offer applications on both smartphones and tablets “regardless of the carrier that powers such devices.” No word on how soon any of that might hit, but you can try out the Facebook application for yourself right now at the link below.
Continue reading T-Mobile’s Bobsled brand launches with free Facebook voice calls, much more promised soon
T-Mobile’s Bobsled brand launches with free Facebook voice calls, much more promised soon originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 19 Apr 2011 15:52:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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