Review: Free Calls from iPhone to Your Facebook Friends with fone
Posted on March 17, 2011 by eli courey
fone is a must have app for anyone with an iPhone and a Facebook account. It lets you log in with your Facebook account and chat with and even call all your Facebook friends for free using VoIP. The interface is beautiful and simple to use. It also has a built in browser so you can view your friend’s Wall without leaving the app.
The coolest feature about fone is the Voice Chat. The free VoIP calls can be made to Facebook friends on a computer iPhone or iPod touch. When calling someone who is on a computer, they will receive a link in their Facebook Chat that takes them to a site that they can answer your call. It works extremely fast and the voice quality is great. There are a lot of VoIP apps available for iPhone, but I love how this one instantly connects you to so many people through Facebook. The other VoIP apps I’ve used require you to build your contact list from scratch, but not fone.
The Push Notifications work great with fone. You can have the app suspended or closed completely and still receive incoming chats and calls. I love this feature because it requires no extra battery usage. Anyone who has used apps like Skyp that don’t use Push Notifications know why this is so important. fone does a great job at taking advantage of Apple’s genius multi-tasking support.
fone is available in the App Store for $1.99. This app is well worth the purchase in my opinion.
• Chat with Facebook friends from your iPhone/iPod Touch
• Easy-to-use interface
• Get replies instantly with Apple Push Notifications
• Make free VoIP calls to Facebook friends on desktop or iPhone/iPod Touch
• Easily send photos from your album or camera
• Keep track of all your chats and calls with message history
• View your friend’s Wall in the embedded browser without leaving the app