APP WATCH: fring offers free video calls on mobiles

Free voice calls is old news. The new way to spell VOIP is video-over-internet-protocol. Fring, a mobile messaging app that aggregates your Skype, Gtalk, AIM and MSN contacts, is now adding free video calls on your mobile to its repertoire.


It's the first time a company is offering free mobile video, and the calls go over your phone's Wi-Fi or 3G connection. The video feature is embedded in the fring app, allowing free video (as well as voice) calls to all your fring contacts, as well as friends on regular phone lines via Skype-Out and similar programs.


fring recently became available for Android phones, but the new fring version with video call support is currently only available to Nokia users with X6 (out this Friday!), N97 Mini, N97, 5800, N95 8G, N95 and N82 devices. Versions for other handsets and operating systems will be launched soon.

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