News ephraim on 12 May 2013
In recent years our fringOUT service enabled users to call out to any phone number worldwide, revolutionizing how international calls are placed. By routing the calls over IP we have eliminated the high cost of international interconnect and allowed users to place outgoing calls to anywhere in the world for extremely low rates.
With the introduction of fringIN we are doing the same for incoming calls! fringIN users receive a dedicated phone number in the country of their choice and any call made to this number will be routed over IP to the user’s fring app – anywhere in the world! Your friends, family, colleagues and customers can call your fringIN number at low local rates and your fring app will ring – no matter where you are in the world at no extra charge!
Last week we invited our users to purchase the very first fringIN numbers available in the US and UK and we are seeing a fantastic response!
We are processing the great number of requests we received and the first users who already submitted their payment will receive their fringIN number in the coming days!
We thank you all for your confidence and happy fring-ing!!
For more information on the fringIN trial click here.
News ephraim on 02 Apr 2013
It seems we are entering a period of global pricing fluctuations for routing calls to India….
Like all other providers we will be updating the rates for this important destination and remain committed to provide you extremely competitive prices for both mobile and fixed destinations.
In the coming days and weeks we invite you to check our rates on this page – http://bit.ly/11gsJSa
fring was a guest speaker at the Israel Dealmaker Summit 2013 that took place on March 5th in New York.
Israel Dealmakers Summit 2013 is a premier two-day conference that brings together an invitation-only audience of senior executives from around the world to discuss innovation across key growth sectors including Digital Media, Healthcare, Internet, Cleantech, Medical Devices, Mobile, Semiconductors, Software, and Telecom.
Roy, our CEO, presented in the Mobile & Telecom session about OTT Telephony Snapshot & Opportunity – click here to review Roy’s presentation!
fringer friends, in recent months we launched major upgrades of the fring applications for Apple, Android and Symbian devices, introducing a completely redesigned user interface, further improvement in the quality of our voice and video calls and support for using fring on several devices at once.
If you still use our older versions you have received by now several messages informing you about the new app availability with a direct link to the upgrade to facilitate the process. You have also been informed that in the coming days we will no longer be able to provide service to older versions.
Please understand that in order to guarantee a high quality of service to our entire customer base we must ask the remaining users of older versions to upgrade immediately.
Make sure your device is running a recent fring version:
• Ver. 7.2 (for Symbian 9.2 and above) http://bit.ly/VOfLuU
• Ver. 4.0 (for Android 2.2 and above) http://bit.ly/U2ETwg
• Ver. 6.0 (for iOS 4.3 and above) http://bit.ly/WQtnm9
In the coming days our service for older versions will be gradually suspended – unless you upgrade you will not be able to connect to the network.
fringOut users that upgrade and register with their phone number will see their existing fringOut balance automatically. Users that reinstall fring from scratch can restore their existing balance here: http://bit.ly/XBdtNR
We thank you for your support and invite you to move forward to a better and faster fring!
News ephraim on 28 Dec 2012
Today we are excited to announce our newest version of fring for Android.
We are always looking to improve our product based on our user’s comments and recommendations. Since our last Android release, we have listened, read and considered your feedback.
This version includes:
- UI improvements, including a new clean, white look & feel (as requested by many loyal fringsters)
- Storyline – showing all your integrated voice, group and video calls and text messages with each contact, in chronological order.
- Address Book Scroller – to see or search all of your contacts, just fring contacts or just favorites
- Improved, richer info card for contacts
- Several bug fixes
Thank you everyone who took the time to comment on our last release! We appreciate your feedback and want to hear from you about today’s release by completing this short, simple online survey . You can also contact us with your thoughts and suggestions at email@example.com
iPhone and Symbian users – new versions for you are coming soon too – we’ll update you right here on our blog.
Stay tuned- we have LOTS more in store for you in the coming months!
News ephraim on 26 Dec 2012
It’s almost 2013- time to call family and friends to wish them a Happy New Year.
We wanted to celebrate with you, so we’re offering TEN lucky fringsters a gift $10 credit to talk more often, and for longer!
Buy any amount of fringOut credit until January 6, 2013 and enter our New Years lottery to win an extra $10 of fringOut credit to make free calls to family and friends on any landlines or mobile phones around the world!!
This offer is for current and new users. If you haven’t used fringOut before, it’s simple – just sign up here and start calling your family and friends on any phones (landline or mobile) around the world for nearly free.
Just click here to see our unbeatable fringOut rates, sign up or add credit and you’ll have a chance to win the $10 gift of bonus credit.
We will announce the 10 lucky winners on January 10th.
Good luck & happy fringing!
News ephraim on 24 Dec 2012
The holiday season is a special time for family and friends. We get together to share the good times- sit around the table, laugh, smile, take pictures of memories that will last forever.
The wonderful thing about technology is its ability to let everyone join in the fun. Someone is far away from the family celebration? Video call them and they’re there! The people you’re closest to are only a tap away.
Sometimes that tap is on a Nokia device, sometimes on a Galaxy III and for one lucky person this Holiday season, it is on a brand new iPhone 5.
Congratulations Tou of Fresno, CA- the winner of our fringOut promotion! Hope you enjoy this present from us to you.
As the New Year approaches, we look forward to continuing to provide you with the best service we can. Stay tuned as we have lots in store for you in 2013!
Wishing you and your families Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
The fring team
News ephraim on 20 Dec 2012
As the Holidays season approaches, many of you will be speaking to family and friends for longer than usual and we at fring want to do our part.
We’re excited to partner with cashU, the safest and most reliable online payment method in the Middle East and North Africa. To celebrate this partnership and the Holiday Season:
Buy any amount of fringOut credit between Dec 20-Dec 27, 2012, pay with cashU and receive an automatic 20% EXTRA credit!
For example, if you purchase $10 of credit- you will receive $2 more and have $12 altogether to use.
This special promotion is for current and new fringOut users. If you haven’t used fringOut before, it’s how you call family and friends on any landline or mobile phone around the world, for nearly free!
Just click here to see our unbeatable fringOut rates, sign up or add credit and receive your 20% bonus.
Happy Holidays and happy fringing!
News ephraim on 03 Dec 2012
We’re excited about how much fun it is to use fring on the new iPhone 5, so we’ve decided to run a December special competition celebrating both!
Buy any amount of fringOut credit until December 15, and you will enter a lottery to win a brand new iPhone 5!
If you haven’t used fringOut before, it’s how you call family and friends on any landline or mobile phone around the world, for nearly free!
Just click here to see our unbeatable fringOut rates, sign up or add credit, and have a chance to win a sparkling new iPhone 5.
We will announce the winner here on December 17th.
Good luck & happy fringing!
1. The contest is open to anyone who buys fringOut credit between December 4th through December 15th 2012.
2. Employees of fring, advertising and promotional agencies and their respective affiliates and associates and such employees’ immediate family members and persons with whom such employees are domiciled are excluded from this contest.
3. The prize is not redeemable in cash and must be accepted as awarded.
4. A winner will be chosen based on random selection. Decision of the winner is final– no substitutions will be available.
5. In accepting the prize, the winner, and any guest(s), acknowledges that fring may not be held liable for any loss, damages or injury associated with accepting or using this prize(s).
6. Winners and any guests at the age of majority must sign a release form as prepared and accepted by fring acknowledging their acceptance and understanding of the complete contest rules.
7. fring retains the rights, in its absolute and sole discretion, to make substitutions of equivalent kind or approximate value in the event of the unavailability of any prize or component of the prize for any reason whatsoever.
8. This contest is subject to all federal, provincial and municipal laws.
9. fring reserves the right to withdraw or terminate this contest at any time without prior notice.
10. The contest award is the iPhone 5 only. Phone service and monthly service charges are to be at the winner’s expense.
News ephraim on 21 Nov 2012
Tomorrow Americans celebrate Thanksgiving- a holiday where people gather to enjoy the company of family and friends, a time to give thanks for everything they have.
Many fring users have relatives and friends in the US they cannot be with over the holiday weekend. The next best thing is to call them- and fring wants to help you do just that.
All fringOut calls to the US and within the US are 20% off the regular price! This offer applies to calls made to both landlines and mobile numbers.
For users with existing fringOut credit, there is no need to buy more credit. You will automatically receive the 20% discount on calls to the US. If you do not have fringOut credit, please click here to purchase credit and automatically receive the 20% off when you call the US.
Please note that this offer does not apply to calls from the United States to other countries.
Over the weekend, send us a tweet with the hashtag #fringThanx and let us know what you’re thankful for this Thanksgiving weekend.
This promotion ends Monday November 26 at 10pm GMT. So open fring, start calling and say hi to family and friends!
To our users around the world, THANK YOU for choosing and using fring. And to our US users, happy Thanksgiving!