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Fring, the mobile messaging and social communication tool that works on many smartphone platforms, is now available on the Android platform. Users of Android phones can get the client software from the Android Market or from Fring’s WAP site. Fring for Android works over 3G, GPRS […]

Fring, the mobile messaging and social communication tool that works on many smartphone platforms, is now available on the Android platform. Users of Android phones can get the client software from the Android Market or from Fring’s WAP site.

Fring for Android works over 3G, GPRS or Wi-Fi connections. According to the company’s blog announcement:

“Android device users can now get onto fring (we know you’ve been missing us since some of you recently switched to Android devices) with (the first) free VoIP calls over Skype, MSN and GoogleTalk and via hundreds of SIP providers. As always you can see real-time presence and live chat with your ICQ, Yahoo! And AIM buddies too. You can also use Twitter there, as part of  your integrated contact list.”

The “we know you’ve been missing us” snippet in the announcement belongs there, as competitive applications such as Nimbuzz have already been available for Android for some time. Still, free VoIP calls over Skype with Fring will probably be pretty attractive to many users of Android phones, and Fring offers a number of options for keeping up with Twitter.

  1. Fring achieve another bench mark, Android is future and that is the reason why Truphone, Vopium, Nimbuzz and fring are improving their apps for Android devices.

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  2. When making an out going skype call, I believe it will disconnect if you do not use 00’s instead of the +

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  3. [...] My two cents… My two cents: There's nothing nefarious here… You can already use Skype and Vonage on the iPhone (and Vonage has the same "ring them all" feature as Google voice, and number porting), and various apps on Windows Mobile on the Verizon network. So if you're comparison shopping, VOIP is a totally legitimate feature to ask about, but frankly, Google Voice still leaves much to be desired. For those of us that have been waiting around for number porting since the days of GrandCentral, the android app for verizon provided a highly anticipated step in the right direction. Nothing like buying a phone and signing a two year contract solely because of Google Voice and finding out it's not actually Google voice -they handicapped it. That being said, if your purpose is to save on minutes by using VOIP, use Fring for Android. Make calls over Skype (and a whole lot more)… Fring Now Works on Android, Does Skype VoIP Calls – GigaOM [...]

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  4. [...] Android. Nice By Om Malik Dec. 17, 2009, 8:08am No Comments 0 0 0 0 Earlier this month, when Fring launched its messaging & communications application for the Android platform, it was clear that rival [...]

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  5. So, if i call skype contact while i have WIFI connection, it will be free? if this is true i am fring fan from now on!:)

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  6. [...] though I bet the performance is going to be far superior on WiFi. Some of the smaller VoIP players such as Fring have already launched video calling enabled [...]

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