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October 12, 2011

T-Mobile enhances, expands its functionality for Bobsled

Bobsled’s browser and mobile applications are now powered by Vivox

By CBR Staff Writer

T-Mobile has enhanced and expanded its functionality for Bobsled by T-Mobile service.

The new Bobsled functionality provides users with an easy way to call Facebook friends from desktop browsers, Android-powered smartphones and tablets, Apple iOS devices, including iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch products.

T-Mobile said with Bobsled, users can initiate a call with friends and family or message via Facebook Chat by simply click the phone icon, eliminating the need for dialing.

Bobsled users can now call any mobile or landline number in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico for free. Bobsled can be opened from users browser on a Mac or PC and dial a number using an open Internet connection from anywhere in the world. In addition users can add mobile or landline numbers to their existing Facebook friends, said T-Mobile.

Bobsled is now available from the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and from the Android Market for Android smartphones and tablets.With the enhanced T-Mobile technology users can call or voice message their Facebook friends from their mobile device for free, said the company.

Bobsled’s browser and mobile applications are powered by video games and Voip company Vivox.
T-Mobile and Vivox, uses their VoiceEverywhere technology to usher in a new era of voice communications — online, on the go, virtually wherever and however users want to converse.

Vivox founder and CEO Rob Seaver said Vivox’s partnership with T-Mobile and the Bobsled product is a stellar example of evolving the way we communicate.

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"As evidenced by Bobsled, VoiceEverywhere creates massively scalable conversations across devices, platforms and experiences and makes digital communication more seamless and natural, regardless of the context or location," said Seaver.

T-Mobile USA senior vice president Brad Duea said earlier this year we brought voice to social networking with Bobsled for Facebook. Now T-Mobile is expanding the capabilities of Bobsled, allowing users to easily communicate with friends from anywhere on the Web and even dial out for free to mobile and landline numbers.

"Users can also now jump on Bobsled from Android phones and tablets as well as from Apple iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch. Bobsled allows users to be heard across borders, websites, carriers and platforms," added Duea.

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