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JAJAH Wins Race to Bring Phone Calls to FacebookFree Calls From iPhones and Androids to Any Facebook Friend (April 12, 2011)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/12/11 -- JAJAH, the world's most innovative communications company, today released the first true calling solution for Facebook, allowing anyone to call online friends anywhere in the world in just one click. The calls are free from JAJAH, and the person receiving the call only needs to be your friend on Facebook.
Facebook Call is the first true calling solution for Facebook. There is no need to reveal your phone number, no need for the other person to sign up or download anything -- the call is connected directly into Facebook. Until now, most online calling services required both parties to download an app or a client. Now they just need to be one of Facebook's 500 million members.
Trevor Healy, JAJAH Chairman: "JAJAH is the first service to work within Facebook. Simply click and call, no further downloads, no complexity and no charge. Anyone can now call Facebook's 500 million users across the world for just the cost of a local call straight from their mobile phone."
"We listened to our users who told us repeatedly that more and more of their interactions and communications happen within Facebook and away from traditional services such as instant messenger. The only missing capability was voice, and now JAJAH has bought that in too," he said.
This is the second major social networking calling breakthrough from JAJAH, following the release of JAJAH@call which allowed Twitter users to make free, secure calls to their followers with just a tweet.
To make a Facebook Call:
- Download the JAJAH App from Android store
- Connect to Facebook
- Select a friend from the "online friends" list
- They will receive a message within Facebook chat advising of the call. Once they accept, the call is connected directly into their browser.
In addition to calling Facebook friends, the JAJAH App, developed in conjunction with Telefonica I&D, allows you to call any phone at incredibly low rates. Contacts are automatically loaded from the phone for click to call, or simply enter a phone number. The app uses the Internet (WiFi, 3G, GPRS) to set up the call, but once connected it's a regular call, meaning excellent, reliable call quality and no big charges.
JAJAH launched in March 2006 with a friendly, easy to use "web-activated calling" solution for any consumer with internet access and has over 10 million users in over 200 countries. It is dedicated to bringing consumers, enterprises and telecommunications companies advanced telephony solutions to allow them to embrace the next generation of IP communications.
In 2010 JAJAH was acquired by Telefónica Europe, the leading global integrated communications operator. JAJAH is headquartered in Mountain View, California with offices in Ra'anana, Israel.
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