A new year is here and what a better way to welcome 2014 that a spanking new fring app for iOS!
- During fringOut calls you now have a simple way to monitor the quality of the IP connection you are using. If the connection is bad it may impact the call quality – you may be in a bad cellular coverage or using a congested Wi-Fi router.
You can download the new fring for iOS here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fring/id290948830?mt=8
We hope you like it!
P.S. We have great new features cooking in our labs, stick around!
OTT & RCS:
Telecom industry is being challenged, it is fighting to stay relevant and business viable, required to continue showing growth and profitability. Challenges from players offering – VoIP, chat, video, SIM less devices, BYOD, and other rich media IP based services present a threat and an opportunity.
Carriers considering their strategy have two paths to consider: Internet based communication OTT and RCS by GSMA. Naturally Pro’s and Con’s for each solution. risks and benefits going hand in hand.
Yet, to large extent, OTT and RCS are complementary from value proposition and product offering. Considering from within dual spearhead approach can be relevant, effective and tangible tactical approach for many carries , MVNOs, MVNEs and OEMs.
Click HERE to review our perspective on RCS and how it would coexist with Telco OTT solutions.
Let us know what you think…
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!
fringsters, we love the great response to Android video calls.
From our last blog post, we’ve found out that:
- 54% of you are video calling your lover/partner
- 22% your kids/grand-kids.
- Only 7% told us that you are video calling your turtle
Now, with this latest release, we have worked on your feedback to include quality improvements and support for more Android devices including the Dell Streak, Sony Ericsson X10 and more.
You’ll also notice the ads that enable us to keep all the video calls free.
So try video calling with the latest fring for Android here now !
We’ve just released a new version for you, S60 (Nokia) users.
The new version provides an even better and much faster Twitter experience; solves connectivity issues including fixes to some issues fringsters have been reporting in certain connectivity states & includes a few other bug fixes, all making for an even better fringing experience!
Users of Nokia’s latest E52, 5630 and E72 devices – we didn’t forget you either. We followed through with our promise to spread the fringing freedom to you, as well, all reported issues have been addressed and resolved.
The new version (3.40.28/29) is now available on our download page.
As always, your comments & suggestions are welcome.
Looking to optimize customer retention in these difficult economic times, then the IIR’s Telecoms Loyalty & Churn event is not to be missed by you.
The conference will give operators “the unique opportunity to network, brainstorm with and hear case studies from leading operators from around the globe. Delegates will leave this event armed with the know-how to develop not only efficient and targeted but also cost-effective loyalty programmes and predictive churn models.”
Dan Atzmon, Business Development Director here at fring, will be speaking at the conference on Wednesday the 9th of July at 14:00 on the subject of “Understanding what young customers want from innovative converged solutions and dramatically increase your customer loyalty”.
If you digg fring and wanna come say hi to Dan during the conference, please drop us a line, so we can be sure to schedule enough time for a visit.
We look forward to seeing you from 6-9 July 2009 at the Kempinski Hotel Bristol, Berlin, Germany.
The fring TEAM
Updates admin on 28 Jan 2009
We are aware of the Skype login problem that some of you may experience in the last couple of hours.
Our staff is working to solve it ASAP. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you have already upgraded to 3.37 so you can enjoy some great music on Last.fm
[Update]: We’re updating the servers now – The issue should be resolved for most users
[Update 2]: All servers were updated, problem should be solved.
Updates admin on 07 Dec 2008
Just a quick note to let you know that fring’s co-founder and CEO will be at Le Web 3 this week in Paris and would be delighted to meet up and say hi to any media or bloggers at the show.
To fix a time, please email neal [at] fring.com including your contact details and the title of publication or blog you write for.
See you in Paris!
Updates admin on 04 Nov 2008
Updates admin on 07 Jan 2008
Today we will be doing server maintenance and upgrades. During that time there might be some service glitches.
We will try to keep them to minimum.
The fring team.
EDIT: The maintenance went well. All is back to normal.