fring

Android iPhone Pocket PC Symbian Windows Mobile Rated 7 from 58 votes

fring 4.5.2.2 English version. This Social & Communication Chat & Instant Messaging is free software for Android iPhone Pocket PC Symbian Windows Mobile developed by Fring.

fring provides you with a single platform on your mobile where you can chat with your friends over VOIP, instant messaging and social networks.

fring supports most of the major chat services including Skype, MSN Messenger, Google Talk, ICQ, Yahoo!, and AIM. The application is simple to install and set up. Once you've registered for a fring account you can import your online contacts very easily. You just go to the 'Add-ons' section, click a service you want to access (e.g. Skype, Yahoo!) and sign in using your normal log-in for that account.

Contacts are automatically pulled into fring and displayed in the main window, and you can quickly view who is online and who isn't. If you like, you can alter your fring profile, adding a mugshot, mood message and email address to your details.

Not only can you chat via instant messages but fring also lets you make cheap or free calls to your buddies via the fringOut service. This means you can ring people from your phone's contacts locally or internationally, at vastly reduced rates (it's even cheaper than Skype, too!).

The user interface in the Android version of fring is pretty attractive. Buddy lists are very well laid out, and all of the options are very touch friendly. There's even an attractive dialer that can be pulled up to help you type phone numbers more easily.

fring now includes group video chat with support for up to four people in the conversation at once. There's even a feature, called Playgrounds, that allows you to take part in group chats with like-minded strangers. Be warned though, you never know what some people will be doing when they show up here!

fring represents a fun way to stay in touch with friends and family via voice, video and text.

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Anonymous 12 July, 2010

A Good Instant Messenger Laid Out Wrong. Fring is actually a pretty good free instant messenger with a lot of different Instant Messenger services to choose from including Skype and the rest of your favoirte Instant Messenger services like AIM, YAHOO and MSN. However that is the only good thing I can say about Fring due to the downsides of Fring. One of the downsides is it groups all services together and there is no separate service picture, they all have the Fring Logo. Also when you close out Fring the icon doesn't stay in the statusbar like Meebo and eBuddy do. So there is no telling if your signed out or not unless someone messages you and you receive the messages. Also if you have a lot of contacts, it will just add them in with the rest of the instant messenger services and it all becomes a confusing mess. All in all if you don't like Meebo and eBuddy or neither have the service you need, Fring is worth a shot. Just remember it's not laid out as well as Meebo and eBuddy so things can get confusing quickly. Pros: Lots Of Different Instant Messenger Services Incorporates Contact List Free Cons: All Services Are Meshed Together All Services Get The Same Logo No Way To Tell If You Get Disconnected Or Not