Telefonica subsidiary, Jajah has released a calling platform for the social website, Facebook, allowing anyone to call their friends directly on the social network in just 1 click. Jajah Social Call, launching today as a Beta trial, is a mobile app initially for Blackberry devices that lets anyone directly call and chat with any Facebook friend who is online.
To speak to a Facebook friend, simply select the person you wish to call and a message is automatically sent via Facebook Chat. When your friend clicks the message, the call is connected.
Trevor Healy, Jajah CEO: “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,” he said.