Facebook debuts free iPhone voice calls (video)

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By: Tanya Malhotra 

(Scroll down for video) Facebook began offering its users the option of placing free voice calls using their Facebook accounts, according to a press release by the company.

People began to talk earlier this month, about Facebook's plans to add VoIP or voice over Internet Protocol calling, through it messenger application for the iPhone.

The new feature officially arrived on Tuesday, when Facebook released an update to its application.
What does it mean for you? Simply, free calls.

The Facebook app transmits calls by connecting your broadband phone to the 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi. Instead of using up your monthly voice minutes allocated to you by your cellular operator, it sucks up megabytes of your data plan.

That's a boon for heavy talkers with unlimited data plans. This is not a new or innovative technology however. Skype was doing this long before Facebook. Facebook has many more active user than Skype. The appeal of having to use less networks or applications will make some users happy.