Fring

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.3
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.4.2.26
  • Total Downloads:
    161,700
  • Date Added:
    October 24, 2011
  • File Size:
    18.25MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    68
  • Operating Systems:
    iOS

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Editors' Review

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Fring joins the long line of iOS apps using VoIP technology to connect you and your friends through video calls, voice calls, and chat. This free app is a no-brainer to set up, and even beginners will understand how the app works without reading any Help files or watching tutorials. Despite its ease of use, we weren't impressed by the video or voice quality.

Fring's user interface is very intuitive because it's based on our everyday use of the phone. We liked the idea of having video calls with multiple friends simultaneously using Fring's Group Video call feature. Just like any other VoIP communication app, you have to have your friends on your Fring contacts list, but the app will find those friends as soon as you allow it to go through your address book to find those already on the network.

Although we loved the design and its intuitiveness, we can't say the app performed as we expected. Instead, we were annoyed by the video and voice quality of a Fring call. We have to note here that we used a very fast Wi-Fi connection, only to see the poor network quality message displayed. Another feature that makes Fring communication-unfriendly is that you have to be logged in all the time (similar to Skype), which makes the app a battery and data hog, while its counterparts, such as the native FaceTime or third-party Tango app, deliver the call without the need for the app to constantly run in the background.

Overall, Fring is off to a great start with this easy-to-use app, but we were left feeling that more work needs to be done to smooth the rough edges. Meanwhile, you might be tempted to choose from the variety of free VoIP apps offering better sound and video quality.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"horrible icons"

December 31, 2010  |  By dhwang101

 |  Version: fring: Video Calls + IM 3.3.1.4

Pros

multiple im support

Cons

fugly icons
must create fring account

Summary

Everything shows up with the same fugly icons, so I can't tell who is from which im account.

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1 stars

"Iphone does not ring with incoming calls."

December 28, 2008  |  By ndfan4u

 |  Version: Fring for iPhone 1.0.2.4

Pros

nothing good to talk about here

Cons

It took 2 weeks for my account to be verified, and once it was all the rest of the problems began, 1. Phone does not ring, 2, Outgoing calls, I need to dial out an average of 25 times before the call goes out.

Summary

This is a crap application, and worst SKYPE blames Fring and Fring blames SKYPE. In the meantime guess who is screwed??? No brainer folks. I want my money from SKYPE and they won't refund because they blame Fring.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.4.2.26
New iOS5 optimized version. fring group video chat, calls and chat now iOS5 okay fringOut Dialer for iPad. Now it's even easier to use your iPad as a phone: the dialer makes it easy to enter any international phone number to take advantage of fringOuts cheap worldwide calls Bug fixes for improved stability
General
Publisher fring
Publisher web site http://www.fring.com
Release Date September 30, 2008
Date Added October 24, 2011
Version 5.4.2.26
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Social Networking Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later. iTunes account required
Download Information
File Size 18.25MB
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 161,700
Downloads Last Week 68
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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