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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.0.6
  • Total Downloads:
    165,698
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 10, 2016
  • Price:
    Free; iTunes account required.

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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0.0.6
***** NEW iOS 7 LOOK ***** Rate us and let us know if you like it!- Network quality monitoring during fringOut calls- Support for larger text size in the chat timeline (in Settings)- Improved message delivery confirmation graphics- Support for microphone privacy settings- Improved usability- Bug fixes
General
Publisher fring
Publisher web site http://www.fring.com
Release Date September 30, 2008
Date Added June 10, 2016
Version 7.0.0.6
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Social Networking Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iphone3gs, iphone3gs, ipadwifi, ipadwifi, ipad3g, ipad3g, ipodtouchthirdgen, ipodtouchthirdgen, iphone4, iphone4, ipodtouchfourthgen, ipodtouchfourthgen, ipad2wifi, ipad2wifi, ipad23g, ipad23g, iphone4s, iphone4s, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen4g, ipadthirdgen4g, iphone5, iphone5, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadmini, ipadmini, ipadmini4g, ipadmini4g
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File Size 12.37MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 165,698
Downloads Last Week 17
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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