Fring for Android

Fring for Android

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.8.0.22
  • Total Downloads:
    37,403
  • Date Added:
    November 07, 2011
  • File Size:
    5.25MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    17
  • Operating Systems:
    Android

Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the product page in the online Android Market. The application can directly be downloaded and installed on the registered Android device from your PC, or you can download it from the Android Market on your Android device.

Editors' Review

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Even if you never use the free Fring app for making VoIP or two-ways calls using Skype or SIP services, it's still a more-than-decent program for chatting with friends on multiple IM networks.

Fring helpfully pulls in contacts from your address book so you can choose to chat, call, or place a video call--the latter depending how fast your phone's processor is and if your chat service will support video calling. You'll be able to IM on GoogleTalk, ICQ, Yahoo, Windows Live Messenger (MSN), and AIM, and you can view Twitter messages as well. Unlike Fring on other mobile platforms, this app does not support photo- and file-sharing.

We noticed some sluggishness at times; the lack of emoticons will detract from the experience for some. Video calls were also of inconsistent quality during our tests, though the new functionality does make Fring a more-compelling app than standalone mobile software like Skype mobile, which at the time of review did not support video calls on Android phones. If your phone lacks a front-facing camera, your contacts will have to either look at the nearby scenery through the camera's viewfinder, or you'll have to turn the phone around so they can see you, but you won't be able to see them.

Also missing is a quick, intuitive way to sign on and off chat services in Fring, and a setting to disable Fring from running in the background without logging off. However, Fring's added boost of talking with friends internationally via VoIP over the data connection or Wi-Fi will make up for some flaws.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "Easy and reliable"

    April 25, 2012   |   By mbj

    Version: Fring for Android 3.8.0.22

    Pros

    It WORKS!
    Clear voice calls
    Inexpensive
    Use abroad; no excessive carrier charges!

    Cons

    Compatible with all android phones? Not sure.
    Had to enter phone numbers manually; perhaps I needed to set up differently to use my contacts.

    Summary

    If you're going to travel outside the USA with an android phone and will have internet access, this is a MUST. No need to root. A great alternative to Skype.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 3.8.0.22
    Version 3.8.0.22 has improved quality on an array of new devices and added bug fixes.
    General
    Publisher fring
    Publisher web site http://www.fring.com
    Release Date November 07, 2011
    Date Added November 07, 2011
    Version 3.8.0.22
    Category
    Category Communications
    Subcategory Web Phones & VoIP Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Android
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 5.25MB
    File Name details
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 37,403
    Downloads Last Week 17
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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