Fring announces dirt-cheap VoIP calls, takes on Skype

It has been a little while since we heard on the whole “Skype doesn’t work on Fring” debacle, wherein there was some bad blood between the two VoIP providers. There was a public back and forth with a lot of finger pointing and name calling, but it looks like Fring has taken the next step forward, and become a direct competitor to the IP telephony giant.

In the aptly-named move dubbed “FringOut”, Fring is now offering what appears to be cheaper-than-Skype calls to non-Fring users, such as mobile devices and landlines. The new service will appear first on Nokia’s S60 platform, and is “coming soon” to Android and iOS devices. The new service costs as low as a penny per minute. While this sounds like a great deal, we would love to hear from those who use the service and let us know the quality!

[via engadget]

  • curse

    or at least wait with say it works until it exist.. would love skype chat and video call on my Android but if Fring can do the same, I’d go for that.
    First app wins me.

  • zachm

    Where’s the pc application? If fring wants to be a direct competitor of skype, they need to develop something for the pc.

  • Kalvin

    I agree here the first and best app for VoIP video chat on Android wins me, and my family.

  • Gina

    calling nz mobiles is 5 times more expensive with fringout than with skype. i would like to try this but the prices are far from competitive

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