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Telephone comes to Facebook

Briefs | 10/09/2007 4:51 pm EDT

Montreal-based VoIP pioneer babyTEL has launched the first phone application for social networking platform Facebook. The service, named Telephone, allows Facebook members to call their friends or send voice messages with the direct-to-mail feature, which is created automatically when their friends add the Telephone application to their Facebook accounts. "We saw the astounding popularity of social networks and recognized that users lacked a means to have live conversations within their social network of choice," said babyTEL CEO Stephen Dorsey in a news release. "Our Social VoIP adds a new and exciting dimension to telephony in general and will soon connect seamlessly to the babyTEL VoIP network, cell phones and other landlines."

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