Right now this service is only available in the United States. If you use the iPhone you can use the Facebook messenger app to make free phone calls from within United States to your friends and family members. It is just like Skype, with the only difference that Skype can be used worldwide in order to make free calls (Skype to Skype users, to call landlines and mobile phones, you need to buy calling time).
In order to make the free phone call, the following prerequisites are needed:
- Facebook messenger that you need to download and install from the App Store, if you haven’t already done so
- A Wi-Fi connection (or any data service that allows you to connect to the Internet)
- The contacts in your Facebook account (it means people should already be friends with you in order to be able to receive your calls)
- The other person must also have the iPhone
Making the free call
Tap on the name of the Facebook contact that you already have on your messenger. Once the profile of the contact is open, on the top right-hand side there is an Info button. Tap that button, and as you can see in the below image there is a “Free Call” button. Tap this button and you can talk to that person.
Again, it goes without saying, the person you are calling must also be connected to the Wi-Fi and using the Facebook messenger.