Fring archive

  • Best iPad social apps
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    Best iPad social apps

    By 1 January 2012

    Social networking apps get better on the big screen. While the mobile experience is great for that untethered, out and about, live streaming and discovery social existence and perfect for creating content, there's an equally great pleasure in switching...

  • Fring four-way video calling lands on iPad
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    Fring four-way video calling lands on iPad

    By 27 June 2011

    Fring, the IM client that’s on Android and iOS that announced "the world's first mobile group video calls" feature in April, is back with a new release - an iPad app. And what's more, the group video calling feature is on board - which is handy as four...

  • Fring flings in the world's first mobile group video calls
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    Fring flings in the world's first mobile group video calls

    By 27 April 2011

    Fring, the IM client that’s on Android and iOS has announced "the world's first mobile group video calls" feature, following a private beta testing period. Fring’s Group Video calling lets four friends video call each other simultaneously, making...

  • Fring starts testing four-way mobile video calling
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    Fring starts testing four-way mobile video calling

    By 6 April 2011

    Fring, the IM client that’s on Android and iOS is citing it’s the first to do free mobile group video calls, after announcing that it’s testing out the service in private beta. The fring-feature lets four friends video call each other simultaneously,...

  • FringOut brings super cheap calls to Nokia phones
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    FringOut brings super cheap calls to Nokia phones

    By 19 September 2010

    Fring has followed Skype in launching a service that lets Fring Nokia users phone anyone in the world from as little as 1 cent a minute. "With fringOut on your mobile, you can call any phone number worldwide (landline or mobile) from 1c/minute." The...

  • Can Google VoIP overthrow Skype?
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    Can Google VoIP overthrow Skype?

    By 25 August 2010

    With internet giant Google reportedly testing out a VoIP service within Gmail, this could spell trouble for Skype. But there are other services available if you want to make web-based calls, and they've got plenty of ammo to give Skype a run for its money....

  • Skype and Fring: The end of a beautiful friendship
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    Skype and Fring: The end of a beautiful friendship

    By 13 July 2010

    The fallout from Fring's decision to enable, then disable, 3G video calling via Skype seems set to run and run, with Skype hitting back at Fring's labelling of it as a coward and its claim that the VoIP giant had banned it from accessing the service....

  • Fring shuts down 3G calling on iPhone 4
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    Fring shuts down 3G calling on iPhone 4

    By 10 July 2010

    Well that was quick. Fring has swooped in and shut down iPhone 4 video calling on 3G with Fring. But before you cry foul, waving your arms in the air at Apple for yanking the app or mobile operators for restricting the service, it's actually Fring that...

  • iPhone 4 video calling on 3G with Fring
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    iPhone 4 video calling on 3G with Fring

    By 9 July 2010

    It seems that Apple is going to let app developers in on the front-facing camera fun, if the latest update from Fring is anything to go by. Version 3.2.0.5 of Fring, which has just hit the App Store is not only iOS 4 ready, it also allows you to use the...

  • Fring on iPhone now lets you use Skype over 3G
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    Fring on iPhone now lets you use Skype over 3G

    By 28 January 2010

    Fring, the iPhone instant messaging app that lets you manage your Skype, MSN and AOL accounts on your iPhone has confirmed that users will now be able to make VoIP calls over the 3G network. The move, which has been made possible due to a change in...

  • First five... Symbian apps to download
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    First five... Symbian apps to download

    By 1 January 2010

    If you bagged a Symbian-based phone for Christmas then congratulations - you've joined around half of the global smartphone market in terms of OS market share. While new Nokia owners would do well to check out the manufacturer's own Ovi Store for apps...

  • VIDEO: Fring rolls out mobile video calls
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    VIDEO: Fring rolls out mobile video calls

    By 25 November 2009

    Fring has rolled out an update to its mobile phone application that allows users to conduct video calls over the mobile web. Fring video enables you to use both Wi-Fi and 3G to make calls to other Fring users or to your Skype or GTalk contacts. Fring...

  • Skype video calling comes to Nokia phones
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    Skype video calling comes to Nokia phones

    By 24 November 2009

    Fring, the combined messaging service for mobile phone platforms from the iPhone to Android, has launched a new version of its software that allows users to make video calls from their phone. Fring users can now make and receive internet video calls from...

  • VIDEO: fring for the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
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    VIDEO: fring for the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

    By 4 March 2009

    fring has announced the launch of a new version of its "social community and communication service" for the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. Particularly topical, considering the reported furore over the Nokia N97 getting the Skype VoIP app, the fring app will...

  • fring sees 91,000 iPhone App Store downloads
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    fring sees 91,000 iPhone App Store downloads

    By 8 October 2008

    fring has announced that after its iVersion went live on the iPhone App Store on Saturday 4 October, there were more than 91,000 new registrations in the first 24 hours. Calling the response "nothing short of phenomenal" these stats have made fring the...

  • iPhone gets VoIP via fring
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    iPhone gets VoIP via fring

    By 15 April 2008

    Fring has released a version of its VoIP application for the iPhone even though it will only be available to customers who have unlocked their handsets for now. Fring, a mobile internet service and community, enables users to access and interact with...

  • fring brings VoIP to your mobile
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    fring brings VoIP to your mobile

    By 31 January 2007

    A new company is hoping to change the way we make calls from our mobile with the launch of a service that using a mobile version of VoIP. Called fring, the service promises to offer an alternative to highly priced GSM air time charges with the launch...

  • fring mobile VoIP application review
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    fring mobile VoIP application review

    By 27 October 2006

    VoIP is great isn't it? All those free calls around the world to your mates and family without the hefty bills to match? Shame you can't get it on your mobile then isn't it. Well, now it appears you can. Although still in beta fring is a 3G mobile application...