today announced the launch of a new version of its popular free to download,
free to use mobile phone application, packed with additional features which
enable anyone with a compatible handset to talk, chat, and interact with other
fring users (fringsters) from their mobile phones. The new feature-rich fring
offers an enhanced chat client, unique file transfer functionality and local
Over the past 12 months since the soft launch of its service, the fring offering
has developed rapidly, and with its next generation version launching today,
fring is going beyond it's mobile VoIP heritage, evolving into a mobile internet
service & community in its own right, enabling users to talk, chat & interact
with other fringsters and with all of their favorite online communities, from
their mobile phones.
With fring's new file transfer feature, fringsters can swap music tracks,
pictures, video clips and other files between each other, from mobile to mobile
and mobile to PC quickly and reliably without the need for MMS, cable, Bluetooth
or Infrared connections. And because its fring, the connection is made via the
phones' mobile internet capability, using the already paid for data plan, so
there's no extra cost. fringsters simply choose whether to send the files from
fring to fring, or via their PC with their MSN2 application.
fringsters enjoy voice calls over the mobile phone's internet channel, and
real-time instant message chat instead of SMS with a new comprehensive list of
the favorite internet communities from their mobiles – fring, Skype, MSN
Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ, Twitter, and now Yahoo! AIM, with familiar PC-style
indicators that cleverly display whether their contacts are online, away,
offline, in a call, on their mobiles or in front of their PCs.
The new fring version has enhanced chat features including new real-time
displays alerting the user of new incoming chat, real time typing indication and
easier navigation between different chat windows, making for rich PC-style
fringsters can also choose to activate the fringME! web feature, making
themselves contactable from any PC via their own web pages, blogs, home pages,
E-Mail signatures, MySpace, and soon Facebook pages. A fringster can add the
fringME! feature to almost anywhere he or she has an internet presence.
fringME! also allows fringsters with GPS enabled handsets to choose whether
to have their real-time location displayed via a pop-up GoogleMap.
Furthermore, in response to fring's phenomenal international growth (users in
more than 160 countries in 12 months!) the new client version is now available
in seven language options - English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian
fringsters can continue to benefit from:
- Free voice calls (VoIP) using any mobile Internet connection to local and
- Real time, live chat with all your fring and PC based IM buddies
- One contact book – integrating all your mobile and online community contacts
from fring, Skype, MSN Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ, Twitter, and now Yahoo! and
- Instant visibility of which contacts are online and available with
color-coded contact icons
- Low-cost calls to landlines and regular mobile contacts using SkypeOut or
SIP provider accounts
fring is compatible with most Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 and 6 smartphones
(Standard, Professional and Classic) and requires an internet connection of any
kind. The new fring client is available from tomorrow.
Cheers ~ Arne