T-Mobile today announced some enhancements for its Bobsled services. Bobsled gives it users the capabilities to call Facebook fiends from desktop browser Android Phones and Tablets. It also provides free-calling to any mobile/landline phone in the US, Puerto Rico, and Canada when it is inside or outside the US from their desktop browser. Brad Duea ,Senior Vice President of T-Mobile USA, had to say this about the new features on Bobsled:
“Earlier this year we brought voice to social networking with Bobsled for Facebook. Now we are expanding the capabilities of Bobsled, allowing users to easily communicate with friends from anywhere on the Web and even dial out for free to mobile and landline numbers, Users can also now jump on Bobsled from Android phones. Bobsled allows users to be heard across borders, websites, carriers and platforms.”
The program allows its users to be heard across carriers, borders, platforms, and websites. They are very excited about the new features, and hope that the Users of Bobsled will enjoy it as much as they do. Bobsled gives people new ways to connect. For more info on the newly announced features of Bobsled by T-Mobile please see the press release below. Be sure to let us know what you think of these great enhancements.
Bobsled by T-Mobile Extends Free Calling to the Web, Android
New Dial-Out Functionality Allows Bobsled Users to Place Free VoIP Calls to Mobile and Landline Numbers from Across the Web
BELLEVUE, Wash. — Oct. 10, 2011
T-Mobile today announced enhanced and expanded functionality for its Bobsled™ by T-Mobile® service. The new Bobsled functionality provides users with an easy, seamless way to call Facebook friends from most desktop browsers, Android™-powered smartphones and tablets. In addition, Bobsled provides users with free-calling to any mobile or landline phone number in the U.S, Canada or Puerto Rico from inside or outside the U.S. from their desktop browser.
“Earlier this year we brought voice to social networking with Bobsled for Facebook. Now we are expanding the capabilities of Bobsled, allowing users to easily communicate with friends from anywhere on the Web and even dial out for free to mobile and landline numbers,” said Brad Duea, senior vice president, T-Mobile USA. “Users can also now jump on Bobsled from Android phones. Bobsled allows users to be heard across borders, websites, carriers and platforms.”
As the way people communicate transcends networks and devices, Bobsled provides users with new ways to connect regardless of where they are online, the format of their message or what device they are using:
Bobsled on the Web
Bobsled is available for most Internet browsers. Once signed into Bobsled on their browser, users can call, message or voice message with their Facebook friends at any time while using their PC. Bobsled eliminates the need for dialing — you simply click on a friend’s name to start the conversation. There’s no need to remember screen names or to input numbers. Users simply click the phone icon to initiate a call with friends and family or message via Facebook Chat.
Free Calling to Mobile and Landline Numbers
Bobsled users can now call any mobile or landline number in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico for free. Users simply open Bobsled from their browser on a PC and dial a number using an open Internet connection from anywhere in the world. Also, users can add mobile or landline numbers to their existing Facebook friends.
Bobsled for Android Devices
Bobsled is now available from the Android Market™ for Android smartphones and tablets. Bobsled allows users to call or voice message their Facebook friends from their mobile device for free.
Bobsled’s browser and mobile applications are powered by Vivox Inc. Together, T-Mobile and Vivox, with its compelling VoiceEverywhere technology, are ushering in a new era of voice communications — online, on the go, virtually wherever and however users want to converse.
“Vivox’s partnership with T-Mobile and the Bobsled product is a stellar example of evolving the way we communicate,” said Rob Seaver, founder and CEO, Vivox. “As evidenced by Bobsled, VoiceEverywhere creates massively scalable conversations across devices, platforms and experiences and makes digital communication more seamless and natural, regardless of the context or location.”
For more information on Bobsled by T-Mobile and to install Bobsled, please visit www.bobsled.com.