Voice over IP service JAJAH – bought by Telefonica last year – has released a mobile application that lets Facebook users call their friends directly with a single click.
JAJAH Social Call is currently a beta trial available for Blackberry devices. To speak to a Facebook friend, an app user selects the person they wish to call. The friend receives a message via Facebook Chat; clicking on the message connects the call free of charge.
Trevor Healy, JAJAH's CEO, said "JAJAH Social Call is the first global telephony 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 phones, thanks to JAJAH. Facebook calling has been the holy grail for telecommunications companies all over the world who are trying to come to terms with the rise of social networking. We have seen numerous announcements from many companies, but JAJAH is the first to bring a genuine calling service to Facebook."