today announced enhanced and expanded functionality for its Bobsled by T-Mobile
new Bobsled functionality provides users with an easy, seamless way to call
Facebook friends from most desktop browsers, Android-powered smartphones and
tablets, and Apple iOS devices, including iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch
products. 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.
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
can also now jump on Bobsled from Android phones and tablets as well as from
Apple iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch. Bobsled allows users to be heard across
borders, websites, carriers and platforms,” Duea added.
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:
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 Mac or 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
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 Mac or 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
is now available from the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and
from the Android Market for Android smartphones and tablets. Bobsled allows
users to call or voice message their Facebook friends from their mobile device
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.
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.
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,” Seaver added.