- Social VoIP integrates telephone services with online social networks -
MONTREAL, Oct. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Social VoIP pioneer babyTEL
(www.babyTEL.ca) announced today the launch of Telephone, its telephone
service application integrated with the Facebook platform (www.facebook.com).
The service allows Facebook members to call their friends or send voice
messages with the "direct-to-mail" feature right from their Telephone
phonebook, which is created automatically when their Facebook friends add the
Facebook users can add the free application, which is listed under "chat"
and "mobile" in the Facebook application directory or by entering "Telephone"
in the directory search engine. Users can then invite their friends to add the
application. Telephone is built marrying babyTEL's proven VoIP service and a
widget called eggphone(TM), an online telephone that runs on almost any
computer - Mac or PC - and loads automatically in seconds.
According to babyTEL CEO Stephen Dorsey, "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. Telephone enhances
the social experience within Facebook by adding two new ways to communicate -
a direct telephone call or a direct message. The service allows for
spontaneous reactions to friends' postings in one's own voice and is also
available for regular calls. 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."
babyTEL (www.babyTEL.ca) is an established company with a 15-year track
record of developing innovative and successful new telecom products and
services, including the first platforms for the deployment of fax over IP in
large-scale networks, and networked unified messaging. Customers include major
carriers and Fortune 10 companies. babyTEL's core business is home and
For further information:
For further information: Richard Berman, (415) 359-4906,