T-Mobile rides Bobsled back to Facebook


T-Mobile's Bobsled VoIP service is back online at Facebook, about a month after its initial launch and a few weeks after it was pulled voluntarily from the site.

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Bobsled has been redesigned to look distinct from Facebook's official chat feature.

The free service for calling Facebook friends and posting voice messages to their walls reportedly has a redesigned interface that more clearly identifies it as distinct from Facebook's own features, which prompted the redesign.

The Bobled service is supported by VoIP and chat service provider Vivox. Facebook users have been shown through surveys to have great interest in having voice options added to Facebook, and T-Mobile has lined up a new service brand to pursue that opportunity. The company eventually wants to add video chat.

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