Vodafone Group Plc (NYSE:VOD) is currently in the Beta testing phase of a new Facebook application that they are calling Vodafone Connect to Friends. This application enables Facebook members to send text messages and pictures to mobile phones. The application currently only works for those in the U.K. Below is a screenshot of the application:
Sending a text message takes up 1 credit and a photo MMS takes up 3 credits. Credits expire after 30 days. Below are the prices of the Vodafone credits:
The application does not connect profile pages so if you want to install the application and monitor your credits, it is best to bookmark the site. What I would like to see is American telecomm companies embracing social media. I’m sure Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T can create something fancy around Facebook.