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News ephraim on 12 Jul 2010 03:35 pm

Skype Cowardly Blocks fring

For 4 years we have led mobile communication innovation, most recently with video calling on any advanced Smartphone and network.

Now that fring expanded capacity to support the huge demand for video calling for all users, Skype has blocked us from doing so.

They are afraid of open mobile communication. Cowards.

Needless to say, we are very disappointed that Skype, who once championed the cause of openness is now trying to muzzle competition, even at the expense of its own users.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience Skype has caused you.

As always, fring will continue to provide our users with the best mobile internet communication experiences that you deserve, with or without Skype.

The new fring version with free video calls, calls, live chat is available on any advanced smartphone, over any mobile operator, over your preferred internet connection (3G, 4G, WiFi) from the fring website here and app stores.

Let freedom fring!

349 Responses to “Skype Cowardly Blocks fring”

  1. on 12 Jul 2010 at 3:51 pm 1.fabianchi said …

    fring without skype not servants to nothing

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    fringester Reply:

    why can’t fring try to reach an amicable resolution with skype by turning the videocall off, as this seems to be the biggest problem, and carry on with the service as before? fring was the best, there is nobody that can offer an app as good as fring. nimbuzz is trying to be the new fring but it will never get there, with skype and facebook allways disconnecting, it doesn’t have a auto=reconnect between wi-fi and 3g, etc, etc, etc…
    please fring do something…

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    Peter Reply:

    I have to add my dissapointment when skype did not work on fring. I tried to install the original skype version of software, but it is so inconvenient and slow in principle when writting the message to someone. And people on the other side often complain that they sometimes see me online and sometimes not. It is far far behind the quality the fring was bringing in communication technique.

    peter.

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    echeverry Hound Reply:

    please use the video call with gtalk is more eficient and free and everywone around the world use it, and please support for samsung i8910

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    Superkikim Reply:

    I always said Skype should be avoided !!!

    I don’t get it. We have a “Standard Internet Protocol” (SIP) supported by Fring, and other great applications like Sipdroid, and companies… Yet everybody tries to make it’s own protocol, to imprison people….

    There are many SIP providers around the world, and free SIP services like pbxes. Yet, nobody beside of we, geeks, ear or talk about it …

    SIP is FREE !!! SIP is OPEN !!! SIP is STANDARD !!! Guys, USE SIP !!!

    GTalk might be good, but it is not based on SIP as long as I know. Nor is Google Voice…. Nor is MSN, or Yahoo, AIM, or whatever IM service you use…

    Ok. That said, the problem with SIP is still the interoperability between the providers … I know. And I understand. But if a company like google would work on it, it could help bring SIP in the front of the scene, and force others to become compatible with it…

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    Mark Reply:

    “SIP” stands for Session Initiation Protocol

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  2. on 12 Jul 2010 at 3:52 pm 2.Bruce Bacon said …

    Bit different from the “Network Stress” and Temporary Disconnect messages of Saturday….. Not cool.

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  3. on 12 Jul 2010 at 4:02 pm 3.Tony Soprano said …

    This sucks. I’m sorry to hear this.

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  4. on 12 Jul 2010 at 4:03 pm 4.Niro said …

    Skype got their OWN mobile application, so it is totally understandable why they don’t want to share it.

    make your own application, don’t just go and take others, good luck fringers. :)

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    Guido Reply:

    The problem is that Mobile Skype only supports certain “android phones,” not Android itself. The real failure here is of skype to support official Google phones. Think about it. Google makes android for Google phones. It’s great that companies such as Motorola, HTC and Samsung can use Android as well, but why aren’t the official Google phones supported on Android? The answer to this question may never come, but that didn’t bother any of us because we had Fring! Now that Fring (the absolute best of the skype clients) is blocked by Skype, the G1, Nexus one and future google phones are relegated to less useful skype clients. I really hope this decision is reversed in the near future. I’ve already sent an email to Skype informing them that my service would be cancelled if it’s not rectified. Other users of skype should also! Skype is not the only VOIP in town, if they want to make their own service obsolete by stifling innovation, so be it.

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    Zvonko Reply:

    Problem is, Skype software for mobile phones is buggy and battery killer.

    Fring is offering excellent program which I can run on my phone 24 hours a day with acceptable energy consumption. I think the real problem (and great fear of Skpye) is, Fring is offering integration of a variety of voip providers.

    I want to have Google talk, Icq, etc… (inclunding Skype) on my phone, but I cannot run 10 programs on my phone from various vendors.

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    Him Reply:

    Nimbuzz is nice, but can not hide it,not contain skype,need to see update soon

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    Asad Reply:

    Skype made a stupid mistake, they’re deserved to be called cowards, yes Skype developed a S60 application, but it eats up battery very quickly, it take much memory and more processing cycles, I can’t allow Skype Mobile application running on my phone all of the time, now it is only Skype, for other messengers I must have to keep Fring up too. Skype is not only VOIP provided in town, if they move like that I wil lnot subscribe with Skype again, they must consider that lots of people using Skype because of Fring

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    flapane Reply:

    Nope.
    Only a couple of carriers support Skype on Android.
    Nimbuzz doesn’t work very well, I really needed Fring.
    Any solution?

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    Heng Reply:

    even skype got their own mobile application, but they don’t support all smartphone, like android, they support only Verizon customer, that is crazy about skype. My android can only use fring to make skype call, now it’s crazy….

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    Melid Reply:

    I got that Skype client on my HTC and it doesn’t even support voice calls. It’s useless for me. My friends changed to fring.

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  5. on 12 Jul 2010 at 4:10 pm 5.Russ said …

    You call Skype cowards… yet you deleted a blog comment I made below calling you out on your horrible customer service and complete lack of proper notification of pulling Skype (prior to Skype pulling their awesome service from your disgusting interface).

    If you were not cowards, you would have left that comment, lets see how long this one stays. Don’t call people cowards unless you have the stones to take criticism.

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    Asad Reply:

    Skype people are cowards, and they deserved to be called that, their application for mobile is very cheap, it take lots of memory and processing cycles and just eats up battery quickly then Great Fring, I have press several buttons instead of just enter to send an IM or respond to it, it sounds stupid but this stupidity goes to Skype’s account…. Cowards

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    Alex Reply:

    Fringers are the cowards!! They announcement admits that they pulled off Skype on their own first, due to infrastructure capacity issues, and they didn’t even care to inform users properly… Although I need SkypeOut calls for my Android mobile I don’t blame Skype! Why should they accept that a small company like Fring turns on and off the Skype add-on whenever they want?? Fring built their user base mostly due to Skype connectivity, and now they are spiting on the same plate they used to eat…
    I removed this crap application from my phone and I advise everyone to do the same. Fring will bankrupt soon with this attitude!!

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    realdreams Reply:

    Skype’s mobile application sucks, I cant use it on all my Windows Mobile phones and now its even discontinued.
    Fring is not awesome(I won’t leave it on if I don’t need it), but its the only software I can use to make Skype calls.

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    Alex Tru Reply:

    Fring is not perfect, BUT Skype app (as was said here allready) SUKS, on all sides: high consumptiom of CPU, traffic and so, battery, usability sucks also, it takes much more time to post one message on chat, than on fring. The only one thing, that is better on skype app (at least on S60) is avoing fringskype gateway and so, beter thrououtput in voice calls.(fring sometimes interrupts and “ticks” on 3G connection.
    Exept all this, Skype is ONLY Skype, I can not use other IM netwoks there. So, I should have both apps ON, on my mobile.

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  6. on 12 Jul 2010 at 4:13 pm 6.KV said …

    Piss on Skype!

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    Nikola Reply:

    Yeah! +100500

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  7. on 12 Jul 2010 at 4:14 pm 7.Luca G. said …

    Well, this is probably related to their decision to start charging for skype-to-skype calls over 3G.
    Without this move everybody would delete their Skype app and switch to fring.

    I, for one, will stop buying Skype credit for Skypeout to protest against their stupid decision.

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    jonytk Reply:

    Almost any betamax clone is cheaper than skype… google it.

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  8. on 12 Jul 2010 at 4:17 pm 8.outofmyelement said …

    Thanks for being open about this unlike Skype who are becoming bigger scumbags every day. They constantly lie to their customers and the public and get caught then go into silence mode.

    Fring has been providing Skype services and features on several platforms and many phones worldwide that Skype still to this day does not do themselves and they have cut off their own customers from using their service.

    I look forward to the day when Google does what Skype does but does it so much better.

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    Chrtistopher Reply:

    I really agree with you, Only fring was provining skype for latest smartphones, not skype of its own. its a dissapointment, to all the users

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  9. on 12 Jul 2010 at 4:18 pm 9.Skype Blocks, Threatens To Sue Fring | blacklink-tech said …

    [...] they no longer have to worry about that problem, as Skype has blocked fring and threatened legal action against the [...]

  10. on 12 Jul 2010 at 4:20 pm 10.Rob said …

    You are the cowards for not printing comments on your blog.

    I suspect you all are lying about your relationship with Skype. How long have you been screwing them?

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  11. on 12 Jul 2010 at 4:22 pm 11.Skype Blocks Fring – But Where is Skype? | CloudAve said …

    [...] the story changes again, now it’s no longer up to Fring.  Skype decided to block Fring calls.  Forget openness.. competition is tough, I guess Skype wants to fully “own” video [...]

  12. on 12 Jul 2010 at 4:22 pm 12.Foxinni said …

    Is it typical of them? I really digg skype but on what grounds are they blocking you?

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  13. on 12 Jul 2010 at 4:29 pm 13.Tommy said …

    No wonder can’t load Skype in Fring… What a waste… Skype now getting worst… no more unlimited call to other counties… No choice I have to get another solution to call my friends in other counties…

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  14. on 12 Jul 2010 at 4:32 pm 14.sab said …

    well, you still dont have video calls for win mobile, so i guess no point in using fring anymore :) ))

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  15. on 12 Jul 2010 at 4:33 pm 15.Skype Blocks, Threatens To Sue Fring said …

    [...] they no longer have to worry about that extra network strain, as Skype has apparently outright blocked fring and threatened legal action against the [...]

  16. on 12 Jul 2010 at 4:35 pm 16.Charlotte said …

    I’m sad to hear this, i’ve been using Fring on my Nokia phones for years… I’ve also used it on the iPhone. Hopefully Skype will change their minds and come crawling back?

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  17. on 12 Jul 2010 at 4:41 pm 17.Skype Blocks, Threatens To Sue Fring | atomicgate.com said …

    [...] they no longer have to worry about that extra network strain, as Skype has apparently outright blocked fring and threatened legal action against the [...]

  18. on 12 Jul 2010 at 4:46 pm 18.Jeff said …

    TechCrunch is reporting that Skypes response to this is that they have not banned Fring. That Fring decided to remove Skype support.

    Not sure which is true at this point.

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  19. on 12 Jul 2010 at 4:57 pm 19.iPhone 4: Skype blocks Fring video calling | Electricpig said …

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  20. on 12 Jul 2010 at 5:17 pm 20.adam said …

    frigging demented!!!!! i was counting the seconds until the iphone did this and now its blocked because of politics!!!!

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  21. on 12 Jul 2010 at 5:19 pm 21.Tristan said …

    Nooooooooo!!

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  22. on 12 Jul 2010 at 5:25 pm 22.A Boy And His Android » Fring-Skype relationship hits feud status as access pulled, lawsuit threatened said …

    [...] a pretty straightforward press release detailing Fring’s side of things. And on the other is a pretty inflammatory post on Fring’s blog that openly calls Skype "cowards" for "trying to muzzle the competition." (Also [...]

  23. on 12 Jul 2010 at 5:27 pm 23.Wireless Style » Fring-Skype relationship hits feud status as access pulled, lawsuit threatened said …

    [...] a pretty straightforward press release detailing Fring’s side of things. And on the other is a pretty inflammatory post on Fring’s blog that openly calls Skype "cowards" for "trying to muzzle the competition." (Also [...]

  24. on 12 Jul 2010 at 5:32 pm 24.Skype sparisce da Fring, ecco chi si era arrabbiato | setteB.IT said …

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  25. on 12 Jul 2010 at 5:36 pm 25.Frankie said …

    Skype sucks! Damn, that was the only way to speak with people in computers…

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  26. on 12 Jul 2010 at 5:40 pm 26.Daggar said …

    If Skype has decided to abadon it’s policy of openness in mobile communications, maybe you should move towards developing other services to reestablish communications between mobile device and PC. For example, I wouldn’t mind seeing audio and video communications through Google Talk developed. (one can be hopeful)

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    Tom Reply:

    That’s not a bad idea. Thanks for the feedback !

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    David S Reply:

    I use Google Talk almost exclusively for IMs, and I love that the new fring does audio calls to Google Talk very well! Google Talk already has an addin to do video to/from their web interface as well, would it be possible to build in support for this to video chat with web Google Talk usrs? Or is the video format incompatible?

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    David Reply:

    While at it, consider developing video communications with MSN Messenger too.

    Sending audio msgs (recorded on-the-fly) to MSN, gtalk, fring, etc. is also needed.

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    maunye Reply:

    Now you can concentrate on JABBER/XMPP and forget about the cowards. You wasted more than enough time on Skype.
    sorry Fring.

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    Zé Nuno Reply:

    Hi!
    I agree with Daggar and so I would give one more vote for the idea of supporting Google Talk audio and audio&video.

    With that you have covered the mobile-to-desktop thing and you still cover the mobile-to-regularphone with anyone of the SIP services that you can configure on your Fring.

    Thanks for your nice software! :)

    I should add that I almost only used skype when online with Fring actually… ;)

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    Poncho Reply:

    I think Fring should develop a Computer client with support for video calling and that way most of the users who used Fring to talk to people in computers will be able to keep doing it for free

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    Ryan Reply:

    I agree, adding video calling support to Google Talk would definitely make me reinstall Fring on my phone.

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    Randall Reply:

    Yes! You guys should definitely develop a GTalk video chat add-on to Fring! I use it a lot.

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    jonytk Reply:

    Do not forget msn videocalls, unlike skype everyone has msn, at least in europe.

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    Kiall Reply:

    MSN Messenger is windows only isnt it? So why bother supporting them when *everybody* is moving to open standards..

    MSN = Microsoft Patented Crap.

    GTalk = Open, Free, Standard XMPP with Open, Free, Standard Jingle.

    ..

  27. on 12 Jul 2010 at 5:42 pm 27.Wireless Style » Fring-Skype relationship hits feud status as access pulled (updated) said …

    [...] a pretty straightforward press release detailing Fring’s side of things. And on the other is a pretty inflammatory post on Fring’s blog that openly calls Skype "cowards" for "trying to muzzle the competition." (Also [...]

  28. on 12 Jul 2010 at 5:52 pm 28.Skype Forces Fring to Block Its Services Completely said …

    [...] announced today in both an official press release and blog post that following their announcement to temporarily suspend support for Skype after its network was [...]

  29. on 12 Jul 2010 at 5:58 pm 29.A Boy And His Android » Fring-Skype relationship hits feud status as access pulled (updated) said …

    [...] a pretty straightforward press release detailing Fring’s side of things. And on the other is a pretty inflammatory post on Fring’s blog that openly calls Skype "cowards" for "trying to muzzle the competition." (Also [...]

  30. on 12 Jul 2010 at 5:59 pm 30.Skype Blocks, Threatens To Sue Fring « ://allthings-bare.rant said …

    [...] they no longer have to worry about that extra network strain, as fring says Skype has apparently blocked fring and threatened legal action against the [...]

  31. on 12 Jul 2010 at 6:07 pm 31.Buck said …

    http://blogs.skype.com/en/2010/07/fring.html

    From what I can see here, it is Fring who is blocking it.

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  32. on 12 Jul 2010 at 6:17 pm 32.nsfw said …

    Skype has posted their own blog entry:

    http://blogs.skype.com/en/2010/07/fring.html

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  33. on 12 Jul 2010 at 6:35 pm 33.Skype Forces Fring to Block Its Services Completely said …

    [...] announced both in an official press release and blog post that following its announcement to temporarily suspend Skype support after its network was [...]

  34. on 12 Jul 2010 at 6:45 pm 34.William said …

    While I understand how this can be frustrating to the team at Fring, as their business model at the moment is heavily dependent on Skype’s infrastructure, I think a little bit of respect is due to the UK enterprise. As a start-up Fring needs to recognize their position as a 3rd party application and accept the risks that such accompanies such. I really think that Fring has a good product, don’t mis-understand, but their commitment to open mobile communications seems to be less of the issue, and the bigger issue seems to be the financial impact it has on the Tel Aviv startup. Open standards and communication are important and people want them, but no appreciates these causes being used as a mask for personal financial gain (and there is nothing wrong with financial gain, but just don’t pretend it is something else).

    Fring’s investment and R&D were very limited in comparison (key word here, I am not diminishing their efforts) to the investment in technology and infrastructure that Skype has made and continues to make. Fring has been able to reap tremendous benefits from this, so there needs to be a little more humility and respect where it is due.

    Another thing that should be taken into account is Skype’s Response:
    http://blogs.skype.com/en/2010/07/fring.html

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  35. on 12 Jul 2010 at 6:49 pm 35.Social Media News and Web Tips – Widgoo – The Social Media Guide » Skype Blocks, Threatens To Sue Fring (Update: Skype Says Fring Is Lying) said …

    [...] they no longer have to worry about that extra network strain, as fring says Skype has apparently blocked fring and threatened legal action against the [...]

  36. on 12 Jul 2010 at 7:02 pm 36.Skype Blocks Fring – Or Not? Fingerpointing… But Where is Skype for Android? said …

    [...] the story changes again, now it’s no longer up to Fring.  Skype decided to block Fring calls.  Forget openness.. competition is tough, I guess Skype wants to fully “own” video callers. [...]

  37. on 12 Jul 2010 at 7:03 pm 37.Gatto said …

    your service of videocalling is not available on ANY advanced smartphone, as you say…please give real informations…

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  38. on 12 Jul 2010 at 7:06 pm 38.Fring Allows iPhone 4 3G Video Calls to Other Phones over Skype. Skype Blocks Fring! said …

    [...] support for their users and were met with a shocking and uncharacteristic response from Skype. They were banned. No more Skype support in Fring? What about all those millions of Fring users? What about the [...]

  39. on 12 Jul 2010 at 7:08 pm 39.David M said …

    Can Fring at least release a desktop client for mobile-to-PC video and audio calls, or perhaps support Google Video Chat?

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  40. on 12 Jul 2010 at 7:09 pm 40.elChangoVolador said …

    too sad for Skype.
    too sad Fring buys into such a game by calling them ‘cowards’…

    Fire will not make fire cease. I think there’s no need for flaming… Nevertheless, such notification is very relevant… It could actually set a checkpoint in IP communications…

    Hey Fring-team, let quality, performance, openness and innovation be the flags for leadership.

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  41. on 12 Jul 2010 at 7:14 pm 41.sam_khaber said …

    support video call in msn messenger
    that is to replay to skype

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  42. on 12 Jul 2010 at 7:23 pm 42.Sean O'Neil said …

    It looks like you guys need my help… ;)

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  43. on 12 Jul 2010 at 7:23 pm 43.Neighborhood Spiderman said …

    Cowardly is an adjective.

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  44. on 12 Jul 2010 at 7:35 pm 44.Fring-Skype relationship hits feud status as access pulled (updated) « Android Info said …

    [...] a pretty straightforward press release detailing Fring’s side of things. And on the other is a pretty inflammatory post on Fring’s blog that openly calls Skype "cowards" for "trying to muzzle the competition." (Also [...]

  45. on 12 Jul 2010 at 7:57 pm 45.ryxxui said …

    http://blogs.skype.com/en/2010/07/fring.html
    You say that they blocked you, but they say otherwise.

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  46. on 12 Jul 2010 at 8:04 pm 46.Skype Blocks, Threatens To Sue Fring (Update: Skype Says Fring Is Lying) « NetWidZ..! said …

    [...] they no longer have to worry about that extra network strain, as fring says Skype has apparently blocked fring and threatened legal action against the [...]

  47. on 12 Jul 2010 at 8:20 pm 47.Skype Blocks, Threatens To Sue Fring (Update: Skype Says Fring Is Lying) | Movies said …

    [...] they no longer have to worry about that extra network strain, as fring says Skype has apparently blocked fring and threatened legal action against the [...]

  48. on 12 Jul 2010 at 8:23 pm 48.nictrial said …

    Hay fring!! how about an app to do video calls with fring to pcs!! that will solve parcialy this problem. the only bad thing is that skype already is very expanded and will have to be another app running. but i think fring users wont mind. plus fring to fring calls work much better then skype video calls. and google talk is getting rather famous so wont be a bad idea to work on that like they said..

    I realy feel sad about this since my family used this app to comunicate with my grandparants in argentina and they shared our activities like going to the park the beach traveling or just showing stupid things like “wow look at how expencive tomatoes here are”when we go to the supermarket and not to say that pretty much all my family and frinds started useing skype and making new accounts and buying phones with fring support becouse of this feature. And also my family use this for work since i discoverd it.. and the 3g service i have it activated mainly becouse of this app.

    If you put your mind to it this app will realy impact 3g cortracts on phones and lots of skype users from disactivating there accounts and companies from the soported list to lose custemers from buyng there phone.. creating significant loses. this will also impact the stock marked and we will just end up in a new type of crysis called the TELECOMCRISIS. which who knows what will happen probaly the earth will implode or somthing. So SKYPE PLEASE if you do not want the “End of the world” to happen please alow fring to use your service again.. and the complaint of frings interface like one said above. Its simple and fast and pretty good better the the skype app that has lots of problems.. would just like to see if there is a way to separate the users from one service from the other.. this will just make it perfect for everyone..!! and Fring i think is not making skype prestige drop in fact most people in my family and in spain (skype isint that known here in spain since people here prefer msn messenger) have begun learning about skype from Fring.

    And one more thing. i am a telecom engineer student and i will be forced to create an app of my own if this does not end up right wich will KILL SKYPE AND FRING ALL TOGETHER if i had to. so get your act up and DONT MAKE ME DO IT!!

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  49. on 12 Jul 2010 at 8:28 pm 49.Skype Cowardly Blocks fring (Tom/fring) | Webhosting Hosting said …

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  50. on 12 Jul 2010 at 8:33 pm 50.Mikael Fransson said …

    http://blogs.skype.com/en/2010/07/fring.html

    Who’s lying?

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  51. on 12 Jul 2010 at 8:35 pm 51.Skype Now Threatens Fring With Legal Action :: App Advice said …

    [...] statement, the team behind fring really took their gloves off in a post which recently appeared on their blog, titled “Skype Cowardly Blocks fring”. And it’s not just the title that hurts. [...]

  52. on 12 Jul 2010 at 8:38 pm 52.Skype Blocks, Threatens To Sue Fring (Update: Skype Says Fring Is Lying) said …

    [...] they no longer have to worry about that extra network strain, as fring says Skype has apparently blocked fring and threatened legal action against the [...]

  53. on 12 Jul 2010 at 8:44 pm 53.Paolo said …

    Fring can be right, but politically stupid
    fring borns and lives on the smart idea to collect all messenger service on mobile phone

    it was immediately everywhere
    But now,if a brick fall, the idea crashes and fring fails
    Without skype, fring is useless, and Nimbuz more politically smart will eat fring soon

    Fring people became rich soon, hey had to think more before to crash with skype

    Rip fring.. my account is deleted

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  54. on 12 Jul 2010 at 8:48 pm 54.yeralla said …

    It is you who brought this your self. Instead of just removing video and leaving audio on, you removed Skype. I was pissed at you for that and now I am pissed at you even more.

    You pulled off Skype before letting your users know. You did not anticipate increase in traffic. Bad planning and even worse a bad decision.

    Fring is no more good for me. Deleting off my iPhone.

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  55. on 12 Jul 2010 at 8:50 pm 55.Voice Junkie said …

    Google Talk + Gizmo is coming soon! Fring, get on it and dump Skype.

    I love Skype and I believe they are doing what’s best for their business.

    You cannot hack their protocol and now complain that they are blocking you now. They never allowed apps to be written in the way Fring was using.

    Fring – Skype = Joke!

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  56. on 12 Jul 2010 at 8:54 pm 56.Veljko said …

    Hey Fring!!

    Why dont you implement gtalk instead of skype for voice and video chat ??

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  57. on 12 Jul 2010 at 9:05 pm 57.Fring-Skype relationship hits feud status as access pulled, lawsuit threatened | iAndroidCentral said …

    [...] a pretty straightforward press release detailing Fring’s side of things. And on the other is a pretty inflammatory post on Fring’s blog that openly calls Skype “cowards” for “trying to muzzle the competition.” [...]

  58. on 12 Jul 2010 at 9:07 pm 58.Fring removes Skype functionality, then says Skype blocked it | Internet News for Geeks said …

    [...] Skype blocked its access to the Skype API and then threatened to sue. In a press release, Fring calls the Skype team “cowards,” and alleges anti-competitive behavior. For its part, Skype says that Fring removed the Skype [...]

  59. on 12 Jul 2010 at 9:07 pm 59.va said …

    don’t you go Google Talk – it might end up the same way!
    go release native fring desktop (gadget/app/API)instead

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  60. on 12 Jul 2010 at 9:22 pm 60.Apple Next Ceo said …

    Fring is going to be deadpooled by end of this year. Pack you bag guys.

    Skype app is awesome! you are just spyware!

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  61. on 12 Jul 2010 at 9:30 pm 61.Michael Britton said …

    Well, we’ve known for some time that Skype signed an exclusive agreement with Verizon for Skype for Android. It could very well be that Verizon called Skype to the carpet for letting someone “work around” the exclusivity.

    OK, Fring… now it’s a great opportunity to step up to the plate and deliver as complete solution… add a desktop app and we’ll be ready to say adios to the greed of Skype… just make sure international Fring-to-Fring calls are free!

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  62. on 12 Jul 2010 at 9:32 pm 62.Surge said …

    This is too funny…it’s Frings crappy customer service and their shitty ass 3rd world indian developers and 5th world server farm that caused this to happen in the first place. YOU Are the ones who blocked YOUR customers from using Skype, now YOU will pay the price. Stupid indian raghead fucks.

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  63. on 12 Jul 2010 at 9:42 pm 63.Kira said …

    While I am very disappointed that Skype is no longer part of Fring’s services, it would be wonderful if video sharing would be developed for a different “ADD ON” (i.e., MSN, AIM, Google or Yahoo, etc). If that is not feasible, is there a program available that would enable mobile Fring users to make a video call to a computer (i.e., Fring mobile to Fring on a computer?). We use it to video conference w/ family in a different state.

    Thanks!

    [Reply]

  64. on 12 Jul 2010 at 9:50 pm 64.Skype and Fring Go to War Over VOiP Video Calls said …

    [...] on. According to Fring’s official statement, Skype is refusing to let them do so.On its blog, Fring calls Skype “cowards” and says it is “afraid of open mobile communication.”However, [...]

  65. on 12 Jul 2010 at 10:09 pm 65.Fring removes Skype functionality, then says Skype blocked it - Faredigitale said …

    [...] Skype blocked its access to the Skype API and then threatened to sue. In a press release, Fring calls the Skype team "cowards," and alleges anti-competitive behavior. For its part, Skype says that Fring removed the Skype [...]

  66. on 12 Jul 2010 at 10:10 pm 66.Everton said …

    Its not good…
    Anyways, what about talk to Skype and try to put it working again?

    [Reply]

  67. on 12 Jul 2010 at 10:19 pm 67.Juan said …

    skype needs to innovate and stop talking shyt, they have forsaken there loyal users so we went to fring now they wanna block..get real WEAK PLAYER skype… too bad frings interface looks like it was designed by a 4 year old that cant draw..

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  68. on 12 Jul 2010 at 10:22 pm 68.Skypedog said …

    Skype’s rebuttal here

    http://blogs.skype.com/en/2010/07/fring.html

    [Reply]

  69. on 12 Jul 2010 at 10:25 pm 69.JesperSP said …

    I guess it’s time that fring enables video calling to google talk/MSN messenger..

    [Reply]

  70. on 12 Jul 2010 at 10:27 pm 70.Chris said …

    Skype video calling is why Fring got installed on my Symbian mobile. No Skype = uninstall Fring.

    Byebye Fring.

    [Reply]

  71. on 12 Jul 2010 at 10:28 pm 71.Jidrovob said …

    fring without skype not servants to nothing

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  72. on 12 Jul 2010 at 10:38 pm 72.Erick said …

    Guys,(Fring) I support you for a long time! i have fring in my two smartphones and work perfectly with videocalls, almost you need an app for PC and Mac asap!! we need win market!!! urgently!!! regards!

    [Reply]

  73. on 12 Jul 2010 at 10:42 pm 73.Adam said …

    How very Dan Gilbert of your title.

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  74. on 12 Jul 2010 at 11:22 pm 74.Nikhil said …

    Ah well. It’s time for me to get rid of skype completely. Can we get fring for pc now? It will make skype completely redundant!

    [Reply]

  75. on 12 Jul 2010 at 11:27 pm 75.Editor said …

    Hi Guys,

    I’m bummbed you won’t have skype access anymore but I feel like you guys missed an oportunity here. The whole world is going to be looking at you for a day or two and what they’re going to see is a very unprofessional reaction (calling them cowards, etc.). If you guys still want to be in business next year, you may want to read “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” I’m not trying to be funny. I couldn’t wait to get my new phone and install fing, but now there’s a bad taste in my mouth. And I’m no fan of Skype (the company). But now I don’t know if I can be a fring fan either.

    [Reply]

  76. on 12 Jul 2010 at 11:33 pm 76.anthony said …

    Bad move on Skype

    [Reply]

  77. on 12 Jul 2010 at 11:44 pm 77.Skype bloquea a Fring e intercambian acusaciones | Tecnodatum said …

    [...] en 12 July 2010 por Byron Mayorga Hoy en su blog Fring llamó a Skype “cobardes” informando que lo habían bloqueado de su red. Skype contestó afirmando que Fring [...]

  78. on 12 Jul 2010 at 11:53 pm 78.Skype Now Threatens Fring With Legal Action | Apple iPhone News said …

    [...] statement, the team behind fring really took their gloves off in a post which recently appeared on their blog, titled “Skype Cowardly Blocks fring”. And it’s not just the title that hurts. [...]

  79. on 13 Jul 2010 at 12:00 am 79.Skype vs Fring | wifitalk.ca said …

    [...] Fring made a claim that Skype was blocking Fring and in a subsequent blog post, called Skype cowards. Now that fring expanded capacity to support the huge demand for video calling for all [...]

  80. on 13 Jul 2010 at 12:24 am 80.M Bex said …

    For me Skype was one of the big draws for installing Fring on my Nokia E51. Skype’s client for the E51 is a brick and is incredibly frustrating to use, not counting the fact that it takes up a huge amount of resources on the phone.

    Assuming that there is no resolution with Skype, I hope that Fring will continue to excel and will suggest an alternate service which can be used. Hopefully it will come soon too. Good luck.

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  81. on 13 Jul 2010 at 12:27 am 81.Fring bloqueado por Skype- Noticias del Cerebro Digital said …

    [...] comunicaciones también saben ser cerrados cuando les conviene: Fring bloqueado por Skype tal como denuncian en su blog. Fring se ha posicionado como el mejor cliente multiprotocolo de mensajería instantánea y vozIP, [...]

  82. on 13 Jul 2010 at 12:28 am 82.Tom said …

    Skype response:
    http://blogs.skype.com/en/2010/07/fring.html

    I’m very disappointed with Skype :( This clearly shows how important are open communication protocols.

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  83. on 13 Jul 2010 at 12:36 am 83.allen said …

    No skype on fring is fine for the nokia smartphone and the iphone user… because they can download it from skype website… keep talking on cheap skype out call

    But not for Android or windows user!! We want cheap int calls lol

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  84. on 13 Jul 2010 at 12:38 am 84.Aaron said …

    So I suppose these are the facts:

    1) Fring releases a killer video chat feature
    2) Shortly thereafter Fring disables all Skype services with no notice or warning.
    3) Fring announces publicly that their servers were overloaded so they had to temporarily “reduce” Skype support.
    4) After a few days Fring attacks Skype, blaming them for everything (which seems contrary to their earlier statement).
    5) Skype releases an announcement one hour later claiming this was entirely Fring’s decision and, by the way, Fring was violating the terms of service as well as making their brand look bad (by disabling Skype service with no warning).

    I would just like to know why Fring’s story seems to be changing and why we should believe this blog post.

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  85. on 13 Jul 2010 at 12:46 am 85.cutegirl said …

    I was using fring only for skype… i was chatting with my bf, while he was abroad.. but now i don’t use fring anymore… i’m really sorry for that… i need skype on my phone, but skype has no mobile version for my phone…. : (( so i have no idea what to do.. i need skype on Fring… : (( !!! please !!!!!

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  86. on 13 Jul 2010 at 12:46 am 86.Clayton said …

    I think adding Google Talk video calling support would be an amazing idea! I have WAY more friends that use gmail than use Skype! And they are logged in to gmail way more than they are to Skype anyways.

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  87. on 13 Jul 2010 at 1:14 am 87.Brian said …

    Go Fring, take on the bastards at Skype. Make them pay and squirm as they are hopeless. All Skype does is write spin and not apps that work. Full support to Fring

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  88. on 13 Jul 2010 at 1:23 am 88.Skype and Fring Go to War Over VOiP Video Calls | RetweetToday.com | News for Us, by Us! said …

    [...] its blog, Fring calls Skype “cowards” and says it is “afraid of open mobile [...]

  89. on 13 Jul 2010 at 1:27 am 89.Fring-Skype relationship hits feud status as access pulled (updated) | iGadgetView.com said …

    [...] a pretty straightforward press release detailing Fring’s side of things. And on the other is a pretty inflammatory post on Fring’s blog that openly calls Skype "cowards" for "trying to muzzle the competition." (Also [...]

  90. on 13 Jul 2010 at 1:57 am 90.Skype Blocks, Threatens To Sue Fring « Whella – Latest News on Wireless Topics said …

    [...] they no longer have to worry about that extra network strain, as Skype has apparently outright blocked fring and threatened legal action against the [...]

  91. on 13 Jul 2010 at 2:21 am 91.BillHarr said …

    Be careful here; you’re opening a can of worms that gonna do nothin but spread a flame war, eg, cowardly Apple blocks iTunes syncing, etc., etc. Just sayin…

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  92. on 13 Jul 2010 at 2:30 am 92.Milo said …

    Skype put out their mobile application long time ago for nokia which is good for nothing cos most of the phones that are supported for VOIP are not supported by skype…

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  93. on 13 Jul 2010 at 2:45 am 93.Skype?fring????? | shimajiro@mobiler said …

    [...] fring » Skype Cowardly Blocks fring Now that fring expanded capacity to support the huge demand for video calling for all users, Skype has blocked us from doing so. [...]

  94. on 13 Jul 2010 at 3:25 am 94.Fring Block Skype Services Completely | News | Online News & Entertainment said …

    [...] announced both in an official press release and blog post that following its announcement to temporarily suspend Skype support after its network was [...]

  95. on 13 Jul 2010 at 3:51 am 95.Gene said …

    Screw you, Fring. Here’s what you said last week -
    ” Hello everyone. This is absolutely amazing. Since the release of our latest iPhone version yesterday we have seen a huge jump in fring video calling. So, to free up some room for more fring-to-fring video calling, we are temporarily reducing support to Skype. Be patient, we’ll have some more updates soon.”

    So you basically kicked off your partner first to make room for your competiting product, making you look like thieves and jerks.

    So these are the events that I bet, based on my experience in corporate software development -
    1. You probably were reverse engineering Skype for years
    2. You under-estimated your capacity
    3. You kicked off your partner, Skype
    4. Skype was probably playing ball with YOU all these years by not releasing a mobile client to compete with you
    5. You kicked off your biggest partner, angering them
    6. Skype started demanding fees and licensing, since you made them look like jerks thus hurting their brand, while looking suspiciously like stealing their tech
    7. You and skype couldn’t agree in the middle now for you unethical actions, thus blocking you until you comply, making it officially your move.

    You guys are total thieves and jerks, and I hope Skype buries you when they release their vid conf mobile client.

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  96. on 13 Jul 2010 at 3:55 am 96.Gene said …

    Btw, I’d expect you post my comment up and respond, else, I’ll take it as admission, and start posting these exact comments on ALL the TECH websites, making sure they know you refuse to defend yourselves, and making this pretty much a closed issue!

    [Reply]

  97. on 13 Jul 2010 at 3:56 am 97.Fring Drops Skype Support amidst Possible Legal Actions by Skype | App News | App Chronicles said …

    [...] to this coin: Following an official statement announcing it would stop Skype support, Fring’s blog lit up with an inflammatory post that leaves no doubt that the relationship between the two [...]

  98. on 13 Jul 2010 at 4:23 am 98.Anthony said …

    I have install Skype on my Nokia X6 after Skype banned Fring’s access, but Skype’s apps on the mobile was suck, very user unfriendly, totally disppointed !!!!

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  99. on 13 Jul 2010 at 4:26 am 99.ziggie said …

    I wanted video phone and free international calling from USA and was considering HTC Evo 4g on Sprint with skype via fring, but now I read skype is dragging their feet supporting nonVerizon phones and playing hardball with fring. Can you suggest an alternative to skype that will facilitate video, international calls at free or cheap rates?

    [Reply]

  100. on 13 Jul 2010 at 4:31 am 100.Brad Merrill said …

    Why the dishonesty? Fring closed support for Skype by choice. You were misusing the API and frustrating people, thus hurting Skype in the process (because people thought it was their fault). Skype tries to talk to you about it, and you remove support for them. How mature.

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  101. on 13 Jul 2010 at 4:32 am 101.Brad Merrill said …

    LOL! “Your comment is awaiting moderation.” If you don’t approve my previous comment, YOU are the cowards, not Skype.

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  102. on 13 Jul 2010 at 4:53 am 102.Omar said …

    This mine as well be just-deserts for how you acted towards the loyal android community in recent weeks.

    Cowards eh? How laughable.

    [Reply]

  103. on 13 Jul 2010 at 5:06 am 103.» Fring update allows 2-way video calling over 3G with iPhone 4 (and more) [Update: Skype is out] [experience-it-all] said …

    [...] “damaged the Skype brand” and reputation.  In a blog post titled “Skype Cowardly Blocks fring“, Fring goes on the defensive and claims that Skype removed itself from the app, while Skype [...]

  104. on 13 Jul 2010 at 5:12 am 104.Fring and Skype fighting over who removed Skype from Fring | Technology News and Information for Geeks said …

    [...] [Fring] and [...]

  105. on 13 Jul 2010 at 5:20 am 105.cymbi said …

    I’m sorry to hear that.The Skype has released the official app on the Symbian Platform,but,it’s useless.

    [Reply]

  106. on 13 Jul 2010 at 5:26 am 106.Matuk.com » Fring Vs. Skype said …

    [...] Fring Comunicado, Fring blog, Skype blog, Techcrunch AKPC_IDS += "16729,"; Otras entradas de interésSkype arriva al [...]

  107. on 13 Jul 2010 at 5:27 am 107.Fring removes Skype functionality, then says Skype blocked it | ThaiDC.com said …

    [...] Skype blocked its access to the Skype API and then threatened to sue. In a press release, Fring calls the Skype team “cowards,” and alleges anti-competitive behavior. For its part, Skype says that Fring removed the Skype [...]

  108. on 13 Jul 2010 at 5:35 am 108.RockOn said …

    Skype is the most backward company in the era of this modern technology. Apple gave them 5 days to create an app compatible for iOS4 and now, its been more than 2 months since the Sneak-Peak preview of iOS and look…Skype has not updated their app yet.

    FRING, I think its time to hold them from their NECK. You guys should come into the business to compete with them (not to work with them), just improve your service (voice quality) via FRING, create desktop applications and ta da…. To hell with the Monopoly of Skype!! And bring us in the FRING-Generation…

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  109. on 13 Jul 2010 at 5:49 am 109.Sourabh said …

    I would also be in favor of having the ability to video chat with people using Google talk. I need someway to video call people on computers. If Skype wont offer such a service so be it, there loss. I hope Google comes around and discovers the enormous opportunity that they have to make a profit, especially with the release of the iPhone 4’s which are built, among many other things, for video calls. Those things are already in the hands of millions of consumers.

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  110. on 13 Jul 2010 at 6:05 am 110.Skype Blocks, Threatens To Sue Fring (Update: Skype Says Fring Is Lying) | Rapidmint.com said …

    [...] they no longer have to worry about that extra network strain, as fring says Skype has apparently blocked fring and threatened legal action against the [...]

  111. on 13 Jul 2010 at 6:52 am 111.wvcachi said …

    My appreciation for fring has grown, just as my respect for Skype has shrunk.

    I use Google Voice + Gizmo5, and fring is the best thing in the AppStore to use with it.

    Thank you for giving us an iOS 4-ready VoIP app with video calling to boot! Skype got upstaged and is now acting like sore losers. F*** them.

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  112. on 13 Jul 2010 at 6:55 am 112.VII said …

    So check out: http://blogs.skype.com/en/2010/07/fring.html

    Soooo many people are pissed at Skype…fring rocks. Keep it up guys!

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  113. on 13 Jul 2010 at 7:11 am 113.ter said …

    how can i use free video calls without skype?

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  114. on 13 Jul 2010 at 7:28 am 114.Jose said …

    Now Fring is Nothing without Skype I installed Fring to use it with my Iphone4’s Front Facing and call from mobile to computers using Skype.

    And BTW Fring were the ones that backed out not Skype, Skype never blocked Fring’s API but Skype may go into Legal Action for breaking Skype’s API Terms of Use

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  115. on 13 Jul 2010 at 8:05 am 115.Skype blocca FRING « Rassegna Stampa di Dario Denni said …

    [...] Skype blocca FRING http://www.fring.com/blog/?p=2322 [...]

  116. on 13 Jul 2010 at 8:08 am 116.Il Blog di Dario Denni » Skype blocca FRING said …

    [...] Al diavolo Skype! [...]

  117. on 13 Jul 2010 at 8:29 am 117.Skype and Fring Are In A Legal Debate said …

    [...] also threatened legal action against them. Fring responded by calling Skype “cowards” in a blog post: They are afraid of open mobile communication. [...]

  118. on 13 Jul 2010 at 8:38 am 118.gennady said …

    i installed fring to use all-in-one solution
    skype + gtalk now i can use the build in android gtalk

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  119. on 13 Jul 2010 at 9:07 am 119.Veljko said …

    Fring!!!!

    We need Windows Client and Windows mobile video call client!! Without that you dont have a chance in future. You tottaly forget on Windows mobile market. Please think.

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  120. on 13 Jul 2010 at 9:20 am 120.John said …

    Hey why don’t you make fring for the PC software too? Also in Japanese? I am sure a lot of Japanese people will use it too.. =)

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  121. on 13 Jul 2010 at 9:39 am 121.Arsenmn said …

    I think the better answer to Skype action- create a PC-based Fring version !!! Fring is BEST!

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  122. on 13 Jul 2010 at 11:00 am 122.Gil said …

    Skype is Slave of APPLE and now he Slave of the cellulare company.

    Without Fring skype is vlue less!!!!

    Im going to quite from my skype!!!

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  123. on 13 Jul 2010 at 11:19 am 123.TomM said …

    How about meeting with skype in court? Can’t you afford a lawyer? You can sue Skype in EU – it will probably be cheaper than in US.

    You can also make a complain to European Commission (as Opera and Mozilla did and won). It is as cheap as writing a letter.

    In EU we care about honest competition. This is not only fight between Fring and skype. This is also fight for people having right to choose.

    Could you publish the documents you received from skype?

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  124. on 13 Jul 2010 at 11:57 am 124.iPhone 4: Skype slams Fring in video call battle | Electricpig said …

    [...] now | £free | Fring/Skype Share this [...]

  125. on 13 Jul 2010 at 12:12 pm 125.Gabriel said …

    It’s a shame for Skype – they don’t support Android as well!!! Currently looking for a substitute to Skype because of this and other stupid measures that only make their users harder to SPEND THEIR MONEY with their company!!!

    Such a lame business strategy.

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  126. on 13 Jul 2010 at 12:13 pm 126.Gert said …

    Name calling (‘cowards’) is a reliable sign of bad self-esteem.

    I prefer it when my phone calls are handled by a comany I can trust.

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  127. on 14 Jul 2010 at 12:01 am 127.Mel said …

    Muuwaaaaha ha ha ha ha! That’s what you get for using Skype! Why would you ever bother? There is Callcentric, Sipgate, Ipkall, on, and on……….., oh, and Fring! :)

    Oh, I made the mistake of buying a Magic Jack. Don’t bother with that either!

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  128. on 14 Jul 2010 at 2:09 am 128.Joshua said …

    I just want to record my support for fring. It has been brilliant on both nokia and iphone and staggering with it’s openness and being free. Hope this doesn’t cripple your business. I do use fring via 3g to see my pc security cam hooked into skype, now how will I do this? Ideas?

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  129. on 14 Jul 2010 at 3:37 am 129.PCG said …

    Dear FRING,
    I live in the UK and my family in Bangladesh. The way of communication was through Skype on Fring as I could easily use Skype on my laptop. Now as they said Skype is not working on Fring, I have to use costly calling cards as there’s no Fring version for computer. SO MY SUGGESTION IS- MAKE A PC VERSION OF FRING which, I think, will dramatically reduce people’s dependency on Skype. That way, we can teach Skype a good lesson.

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  130. on 14 Jul 2010 at 7:53 am 130.Glenn said …

    You guys should make a desktop client, that would make Skype irrelevant.

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  131. on 14 Jul 2010 at 10:56 am 131.Ramon Antonio said …

    Hope you release a desktop client. That way I would be able to stay away from Skype.

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  132. on 14 Jul 2010 at 1:19 pm 132.Eric said …

    Keep pushing for communication w/ platforms like google talk who appear to be on the same page as you guys about openness. We all saw it coming with skype making exclusive deals w/ particular providers. Skype is doing cool things, but they’re not the only game in town. Let’s focus on being companies that truly innovate and make that innovation available rather than protecting turf like big, dumb bullies. I agree, this is disappointing … I expected more of Skype and I hope they turn it around.

    [Reply]

  133. on 14 Jul 2010 at 2:36 pm 133.No Skype on Fring anymore | Basit Ali's Blog said …

    [...] Fring describes it is a cowardly act by Skype. This is what a post titled “Skype Cowardly Blocks Fring” [...]

  134. on 14 Jul 2010 at 3:57 pm 134.Farrukh said …

    I very love your product on my mobile, and unfortunately because of this I had to switch to Skype Mobile which is completely inconvenient but vital. And I can understand skype as they want to protect themselves from potential very strong competitor. Why instead of blaming Skype you do not think more about your consumers and develop nice PC fring version. I think you both (Skype and Fring) do not care enough about your users!

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  135. on 14 Jul 2010 at 5:13 pm 135.Adonis said …

    Skype without Fring not servants to nothing. I used skype but now i hesitate

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  136. on 14 Jul 2010 at 5:51 pm 136.mmzz said …

    Skype attempts to kill Fring,(looks like Nimbuzz has been dropped too) but still makes poor software on limited platforms. What’s the point in doing this? Still vertical business model syndrome? That’s delirious: Skype’s asset is its user base! I guess it’s bye bye time for skype.

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  137. on 14 Jul 2010 at 9:25 pm 137.William said …

    Skype did not block fring’s access, fring pulled the plug on their own instead of working through a dispute over their misuse of Skype’s API. I only installed fring in order to use Skype. I don’t want to use a system where the management lies, calls other people names, and shuts off access without telling anyone. I’m uninstalling fring TODAY!

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  138. on 14 Jul 2010 at 9:54 pm 138.Arman said …

    Skype has just died… from all my computors and my phones,i hope there is fring for my laptop¿….

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  139. on 14 Jul 2010 at 9:54 pm 139.Proprio quando mancava tanto così … « AlbertoG's Blog said …

    [...] http://www.fring.com/blog/?p=2322 [...]

  140. on 14 Jul 2010 at 10:57 pm 140.arman said …

    so yeah where is the coputer vertion of fring/? can any1 point out?

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  141. on 14 Jul 2010 at 11:19 pm 141.juan said …

    you guys should fix this problem (pc plataform)!! becouse fring without skype is NOT worth it!!!!

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  142. on 15 Jul 2010 at 1:32 am 142.Tommyriot said …

    I agree that skype shouldn’t let fring use their video option, IF they had one on their app, WHICH they don’t, so unless they get one on their app they should shut up and leave fring alone for trying to do what their too lazy to do.

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  143. on 15 Jul 2010 at 3:19 am 143.cherryblossoms said …

    No Skype at Fring, is no Fring at all.

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  144. on 15 Jul 2010 at 3:20 am 144.Brian said …

    Skype is wrong and needs to get off their high horse and start talking to fring. When Google Voice becomes an international voip skype will shut the doors.

    all skype does now is spin and tell everyone how good they are. They never listen to customers not do they make apps like fring.

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  145. on 15 Jul 2010 at 5:50 am 145.romesh sri lanka said …

    fring team pls tell me you have messenger for pc

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  146. on 15 Jul 2010 at 6:44 am 146.Skype’s Net Neutrality Infidelity Scandal « NetCompetition said …

    [...] Skype’s hypocrisy and infidelity to its supposed net neutrality and openness principles in blocking mobile video calling competitor Fring from access to Skype’s dominant network of a ~half-billion interconnected users.Now we know [...]

  147. on 15 Jul 2010 at 7:18 am 147.tc said …

    I’m voting PC/OS X client.

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  148. on 15 Jul 2010 at 8:00 am 148.gap said …

    I’d prefer to get back skype in fring without video calls.

    I just wonder why people want to do video calls on their phone? It’s totally useless.

    As fring added video call support the new version of the program became a battery gobbling monster.
    Earlier I had to load my phone battery (Nok e51) every 1,5 day if fring was always on. In case of intensive use battery time reduced to 3/4 day.

    As video call support has been added in new version battery time was reduced to 1/3 day even if you haven’t made or got any call via fring !!!
    I don’t know if only symbian92 version had this bug but I had to go back to the buggy but working older version. I cannot load my phone 3x a day!

    So I’d be happy to get a stable fring (not restarting as ver.06.2009) with skype support (no video) and moderate battery consumption.
    Otherwise I had to move on because all of my partners use skype.

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  149. on 15 Jul 2010 at 8:24 am 149.JSA said …

    I initially used Skype through fring Years ago but afterrealising that fring was a btter service I just call all my friends to share Fring ID and now I never use Skype as Fring is better quality

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  150. on 15 Jul 2010 at 4:52 pm 150.davide said …

    Since Skype has left and Facebook is unavailable on E55 I’m considering uninstalling Fring

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  151. on 15 Jul 2010 at 4:53 pm 151.Hasith said …

    what shame skype …you are afraid of Fring guys….dont give up fring! we are always with u .Skype people you suck………..

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  152. on 15 Jul 2010 at 5:16 pm 152.Juan Carlos said …

    Isn’t there anything you can do???come on are you stupids or what??don’t you have a legal term, some contract to avoid this to happen??even if we have to pay for it?? Then do something, do your own desktop application to send Skype to the trash right away!!But do it now!!

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  153. on 15 Jul 2010 at 5:27 pm 153.Alper Tunga said …

    American Enginuity is to close down system for the favor of dollars. That is why I did not move to Verizon and unfortunately Skype is going to be in my black list as well. Asking money is one thing (acceptable) for advanced users but blocking is another. It is almost like having democracy without Freedom of Speech.

    Skype sorry Ebay. You lost another business.

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  154. on 15 Jul 2010 at 5:34 pm 154.Henry said …

    Fringe you just need to develop Fringe software for the PC side and problem solved. You have a tremendous opportunity here to take a giant share of the market. Most people with the newer smart phone installed Fringe because it was the only way to video chat to a PC @ Mac. Don’t sleep on this act now. Skype is just scared of the legal implications with Verizon they sign a shady contract with Verizon then they make everybody else pay for it. Fringe I’m with you take over now.

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  155. on 15 Jul 2010 at 6:05 pm 155.Andrew said …

    skype has said on their blog ‘We actively encourage developers to build products that work with Skype’ therefore in accordance with that statement create a bypass to over ride the blocks as they have clearly stated they encourage the very thing that you (fring) are doing. How they can call it mis use is beyond me. They have had a stern warning to change this foolish policy or they will lose users myself included

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  156. on 15 Jul 2010 at 6:39 pm 156.Rogerio said …

    I am pissed with Skype since from when I bought my Milestone and discovered that the only application (pulled back after some time) would consume skype credits even if I was having a WiFi connection. Then I’ve found Fring.

    It is time for Fring to have their own PC app, not only mobile. This would change the game.

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  157. on 15 Jul 2010 at 7:54 pm 157.TechnoWatch said …

    [...] whole sordid tale turned ugly today when Fring claimed that Skype blocked it and called the company “cowards” that are “afraid of open mobile [...]

  158. on 15 Jul 2010 at 8:01 pm 158.Alexandru TOPUZARU said …

    @fring-management:
    I’m not going to say alot, but here are some facts: you guys are bringing Skype hundreds of thousands (or more) users and also PONTENTIAL customers, in short terms, you’re giving Skype free money at no cost for their pocket. They are the ones that will lose from this decision and not you.

    If you want my opionion, just improve your network to Skype standards, all mobile users will stay with Fring i’m sure.

    With regards,
    A.T.

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  159. on 15 Jul 2010 at 8:02 pm 159.Wes said …

    I just received a email from Fring telling me about their side of this Skype issue. So I did some research. Fring is in the wrong here. If they didn’t want to follow Skype’s API usage rules then maybe they shouldn’t have built their business around it.

    Suck it up Fring. You got your hand caught in the cookie jar and then you call them a coward for punishing you? Losers.

    Too bad, because while the actual Fring UI and design was atrocious, the actual service was very handy. Time to remove the Fring app from my phone and pass this whole shenanigan story on to my friends.

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  160. on 15 Jul 2010 at 8:31 pm 160.talalsrilanka said …

    i hate what skpe.inc Do nw to fring/fringsters….

    I HATE SKYPE APP FOR SYMBIAN
    I MISS FRING WITH SKYPE ALOT…….

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  161. on 15 Jul 2010 at 8:57 pm 161.lukic said …

    Make Fring desktop app and skype will be doomed:)

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  162. on 15 Jul 2010 at 8:59 pm 162.valter said …

    I think Fring should develop a Computer client with support video calling OR a sistem to video talk to people in computers/mobile

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  163. on 16 Jul 2010 at 6:55 am 163.kk said …

    No more skype on fring is not a problem for me and my family and friends bcos almost of us have fring ID and we still use fring video call to each other everyday. While skype on our mobile phone is useless bcos we cannot even make voice call to each other mobile.
    Thanks for your nice app and please keep going to improve it.

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    Tom Reply:

    Thanks for the feedback and enjoy fring !

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  164. on 16 Jul 2010 at 11:09 am 164.Brian said …

    Skype could not or would not release an app that allowed “instant” IM, VoIP or video. Fring has.

    Fring is for the users Skype is all about making money for themselves and stuff the customer!

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  165. on 16 Jul 2010 at 2:17 pm 165.Einar Ólafsson said …

    Because of this I can’t make skype calls from my HTC desire android phone. Skype has no client on this phone so Fring was my only way. I’m not the only one with this problem, skype does not have the same level of phone support as Fring.

    This is reticules, what is the benefit from blocking Fring. Just makes it harder for them to make clients for all phones that Fring support but not them.

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  166. on 16 Jul 2010 at 2:25 pm 166.Einar Ólafsson said …

    I support the idea for fring PC/Mac client, with video and voice call options. Don’t rely on skype.

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  167. on 16 Jul 2010 at 3:55 pm 167.Skype Blocks Fring – Or Not? Fingerpointing… But Where is Skype for Android? | Zoli's Blog said …

    [...] the story changes again, now it’s no longer up to Fring.  Skype decided to block Fring calls.  Forget openness.. competition is tough, I guess Skype wants to fully “own” video callers. [...]

  168. on 16 Jul 2010 at 3:57 pm 168.sunny said …

    can u on skype on fring plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

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  169. on 16 Jul 2010 at 5:03 pm 169.Samir said …

    Skype SUCKS!!!!!!!!

    You Fring should make a PC application like MSN to do videocall to PC users…. (if there is Plz tell me) Kill Skype….

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  170. on 16 Jul 2010 at 9:09 pm 170.Breves de viernes (Apple, Sony Ericsson, Windows, Motorola, BlackBerry, Android, Opera) - lanacion.com | Blogs said …

    [...] y Fring, el software para VoIP con videollamada del que ya les hablé, rompieron relaciones, porque la versión de Fring para iPhone estaba consumiendo demasiado ancho de banda de los [...]

  171. on 16 Jul 2010 at 11:06 pm 171.UsuarioFring said …

    QUE PUTADA MAS GRANDE LA DE SKYPE!!!

    ABAJO SKYPE, ARRIBA FRING

    ABAJO SKYPE, ARRIBA FRING

    ABAJO SKYPE, ARRIBA FRING

    ABAJO SKYPE, ARRIBA FRING

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  172. on 17 Jul 2010 at 4:08 am 172.xchicano said …

    Pls, make video call aviable for gTalk!!!!
    Google Rocks!!

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  173. on 17 Jul 2010 at 4:52 am 173.Valarauko said …

    As an andorid user I am annoyed at skype, but equally I am disgruntled as the ban by skype was caused be iPhone users! damn just ban those apple fools and let fring/skype to work on android phones only!
    Iphone users can get the official skype app anyway now they have screwed it up fring for the android users? nice one, not only do I have to listen to how great their phone is its actually directly inconveniencing me. A pox on the iphone!

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  174. on 17 Jul 2010 at 8:42 am 174.evangelos said …

    I have a pay problem with skype

    I used autorecherge but now I dont.
    I cant cancel my old credit cards to add a new.
    Please advice how to cancel old credit cards connected with autorecharge! Thanks

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    Tom Reply:

    I think you need to contact Skype with this issue.

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  175. on 17 Jul 2010 at 9:35 am 175.Sanjay said …

    First of all why should anyone use stupid peer to peer skype ? why dont people use SIP based standard applications that can interoperate ?
    and SIP protocol is supported by all devices and even fring supports it

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  176. on 17 Jul 2010 at 12:00 pm 176.Adam said …

    If you ARE telling the truth and Skype DID block the service, why don’t you just re-instate the Skype capability in the service and on the server? But things back to normal, and if Skype doesn’t work, it’s THEIR embarrassment!

    If you DON’T put Skype back, how can anyone really believe you?

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  177. on 17 Jul 2010 at 4:01 pm 177.Martin said …

    Short version: Please make a fring client for PCs.

    Long version:
    All of my friends are on PCs (mostly Windows, occasionally Mac and Ubuntu Linux).
    None of them owns a smartphone, only I do (Android). There is no native Skype client for Android.
    So to communicate with my friends through Fring while on the move, I’d have to convert my friends to use Fring. That might be possible (I’d have to walk them through the install process), but unfortunately there is no Fring client for PCs.

    If I can’t convince my friends to use a second VoIP client (Skype will remain their first one, because all the friends of my friends are on Skype), I’ll have to use “something” that links my Android smartphone to Skype. Fring used to do it, but now only Nimbuzz remains. One Major Advantage of Nimbuzz: there is a PC client and there is a Web client.

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  178. on 17 Jul 2010 at 5:44 pm 178.biland said …

    why is there no interface to handy-video chat over fring to a PC? thats why i used skype-fring

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  179. on 17 Jul 2010 at 7:08 pm 179.meripihka said …

    Forget Android! Nokia N900 has built in support for skype and google talk video calls.

    Please add support for Gtalk video calls to Fring!

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    R Reply:

    LoL maemo, or meego, or whatever nokia try and call it next.

    Android on nokia. A match made in heaven. Well, I can dream anyway!

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  180. on 17 Jul 2010 at 9:01 pm 180.traecer said …

    Ok, after having to use the Symbian Skype client this week, I have to ask you guys again to _please_ work things out with Skype, as I have friends on Skype but Skype’s client on Symbian is slow! Fring is so much better of an IM client, and I miss the merged buddy feature.

    Regardless of the Skype situation though, please develop a Google Voice plugin for Fring! Using GV through Gizmo is ALMOST what I want for SIP calls. If you could make it so you could dial anyone in your contacts through GV (instead of having to manually dial using GV’s mobile website), I could do almost all my voice calling through Fring!

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  181. on 17 Jul 2010 at 11:13 pm 181.skype_exec said …

    BOYCOTT SKYPE EVERY ONE !!!! THEY ARE PROSTITUTING ALL THE CLIENTS THEY BROUGHT IN …
    I WORK FOR SKYPE I SHOULD KNOW…(IT DEPT. MANG.)THEY BECAME TRICKY & MONEY HUNGRY & ARE FAST WITH NO BREAKS RUINNING THEIR REPUTATION !!! THEY DID BLOCK FRING & ONLY WANT CONTRACTS!! THEY TOOK LESSONS FROM BILL GATES TO MONOPOLISE THEIR NITCH..I FOUND A MORE REPUTABLE TO WORK FOR & WILL BE RESIGNIONG SOON..I WILL UNVAIL SECRETS OF THEIR LIES AFTER..NOT TO MENTION ABUSING PERSONAL INFO. FOR SALE & MARKETING!!! (CREDIT CARDS) ONCE GOOD CO. NOW SH_T.. CONSUMER BEWARE..
    LET THE LITTLE GUY DECIDE..GOOD LUCK…

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  182. on 18 Jul 2010 at 2:04 am 182.sunsayami said …

    PLEASE YOU CAN AGEN PUT IN SKYPE IN FRING thanks lot i like fring and skype please thanks lot

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  183. on 18 Jul 2010 at 5:01 am 183.AramManuk said …

    Dear FRING, please make a PC application as soon as possible, it will kill the Skype forever. All my friends and family switching to Google Talk for now, more than 16 people. NO MORE SKYPE! Thank you for your great service!

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  184. on 18 Jul 2010 at 10:19 am 184.Naveed said …

    yeah its very discouraging decision by skype, lot of users are in trouble due to them because it was very suitable way to communicate between computer and cell phone user,
    fring should provide it alternative as soon as they can, their are other famous instant messengers they should provide audio and video call on them instead of skype

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  185. on 18 Jul 2010 at 12:11 pm 185.safsoun said …

    FUCK SKYPE!! SKYPE Peoples are cowards, cowards and COWARDS. who is saying different, is COWARD too. They are leader of hypocrisy and lies… I will remove my Skype’s account… FUCK YOU SKYPE’s Peoples

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  186. on 18 Jul 2010 at 12:46 pm 186.llk6457 said …

    why don’t you fring guys let people signup with you and let fring contacts do video calling? this is a huge opportuniy for you. seriouly, it is an opening in the mobile video calling that you should exploit. mobile video calling will be very big.

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    Tom Reply:

    fring already support video calls between fring contacts.

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  187. on 18 Jul 2010 at 2:51 pm 187.lucci.la said …

    all you are able to do it’s to try to explain from your side why WE have no the Skype apl. with your Fring.
    guys , really try and find yourself out from the cubic box where you are now: WE ARE THE CUSTOMERS , on OUR computers your software was installed till now , WE decide which apl. will be on top and YOU are not trying to listen us at all.
    .

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  188. on 18 Jul 2010 at 9:30 pm 188.Andrey said …

    Skype !
    You can lost all clients..!

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  189. on 18 Jul 2010 at 9:31 pm 189.Amey said …

    I feel that SKYPE is asked by i-phone manufacturers to put the stop so that the pathetic i-phone 4G will get some attention for their front facing camera.
    Skype can stop access to their software but not the technology. Eventually fring will start a new service which will provide Video Call service and then SKYPE will lose their existing users too. I am looking FWD for such a service and I know they you can make it. With recent market research , people want a service supporting video call on smartphones and not interested in SKYPE.
    I hope SKYPE reconsider their decision before they lose it all and SKYPEOUT becomes SKYPE IS OUT :)

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  190. on 19 Jul 2010 at 10:33 am 190.Henny said …

    I could not use Skype on my android. Also Nimbuzz have a problem with the voice on my Samsung i5700. So, Fring did work well on my phone and I did use it with pleasure. And now, there’s nothing left. Skype does not listen to there customers and does not provide there service on new mobile phones in Europe like the Android phone I have.
    I’m pleased with Skype on my computer but very very disapointed in they way it lead to this bad result. Fring did a very good job and they did give me good customer support when I asked them something. I regred the outcome between to compagnies very much. Good luck Fring!
    Henny Joosten
    Eindhoven NL

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  191. on 19 Jul 2010 at 12:56 pm 191.Gadget Freaks Pimp My iTouch » Blog Archive » Fring-Skype relationship hits feud status as access pulled (updated) said …

    [...] a pretty straightforward press release detailing Fring’s side of things. And on the other is a pretty inflammatory post on Fring’s blog that openly calls Skype "cowards" for "trying to muzzle the competition." (Also [...]

  192. on 19 Jul 2010 at 1:23 pm 192.Innov8 said …

    Skype sux anyways..it was meant to be a replacement for Yahoo messenger and MSN but it still hasn’t managed to offer anything new or innovative. Fring on the other hand offered a way to video call using Skype, but now that Skype has cut them off, it is time to innovate again..How about a PC version of Fring that interfaces with mobile verions and offers things like microblogging, geo location, video, IM, webcasting and other services?

    Innovate and you will win again, sit around and you will be be just run over…….
    why oh why doesn’t Fring come back with a better and more innovative product? ( Fingers crossed!)

    If you can provide connectivity to so many mobile phone users worldwide on so many different platforms (check out the product page), I’m sure you can offer something radically new and innovative such as the services I mentioned

    All the best! Forget Skype!

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  193. on 19 Jul 2010 at 5:57 pm 193.Tib1999 said …

    I’m also a heavy SKYPE user and discovered FRING to extend my SKYPE and other P2P to my Nokia Symbian phone.
    Fring is a very well written APP (offcourse this is my End-User opinion), I have Skype and Fring Apps in my symbian Nokia phone, but all the features and comunication features that fring has keeps me using fring all the time without having 2 apps consuming performance on my phone.

    PLEASE resolve your divergenses, the end-user happiness is what gives you money at the end of the month. :)

    Thanks

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  194. on 19 Jul 2010 at 8:49 pm 194.Wars of Words… | March Communications said …

    [...] [...]

  195. on 20 Jul 2010 at 7:49 am 195.Mikhail said …

    Skype sucks. SIP is much better, and it’s open after all..

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  196. on 20 Jul 2010 at 10:07 am 196.Bpatiente said …

    Google is just patiently gaining more and more customers. Hello gtalk.

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  197. on 20 Jul 2010 at 12:02 pm 197.R said …

    I’ll be honest, Fring is an empty app for me without skype. All my friends travelling the world are on skype, and they sure as hell arent gonna move to another platform simply because i cant use skype anymore.

    I’ll keep it on my phone for a while longer incase this all reverses…..is there any chance at all this will happen, or should i give up hope!?

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  198. on 20 Jul 2010 at 9:31 pm 198.Anil said …

    this really sucks , how can skype take such stupid entry backwards instead it should look into near future to continue services with Fring , i still enjoy frin vedio call….

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  199. on 21 Jul 2010 at 5:54 am 199.Duan said …

    NICE!

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  200. on 21 Jul 2010 at 6:48 am 200.tim said …

    Fring you need to get your site straight. You have one page that is saying you are banned from skype. If you hit other pages you have skype up in bold text and in headers suggesting you still support skype.

    If you are no longer supporting skype call it. This half arsed approach isn’t winning you any fans and damaging your brand.

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    Tom Reply:

    Thanks, Tim.
    This is all very fresh, we are still working on updating our website.

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    kenny davies Reply:

    Tom, I know you check these boards regularly and post a reply once in a while – that is why I’m replying to your post in the hope that you will read it and pass it on to the powers that be.

    What is clear, is that if Fring chooses, this incident between Skype and Fring could be the defining moment in the history of IM, Voip and Video Calling. It will be the tipping point that finally makes SIP ubiquitous and banish the inefficient P2P protocol to the annals of history. This could give SIP the mainstream exposure it really needs. It will also be the moment that the industry realises Video Calling has become so ubiquitous, that people will NOT pay for it over their existing 3G and WiFi plans.

    Video Calling has been around for quite a while, and people have refused to pay the exorbitant charges the networks have asked. The result is stagnation of a technology that should really have exploded by now. Apple are onto a good thing with Face Time (even though its only available on Wifi), they are the first handset provider to offer video calling over WiFi. Here, Nokia, as usual, missed the boat completely.

    Fring is now at a crossroads that will define them for years to come, as this has the potential to be the betamax wars of the VOIP/Telecoms industry, and a chance to leave the leave all the Telecoms dinosuara in the middle ages. The market is ready. The market is willing. The market wants the product.

    Fring has a couple of choices in which direction it intends to take from here onwards – each not without its inherent risks.

    (1) Fring could provide a PC client. Whilst this would bridge the gap between the Phone and PC, it is only half the story, as this would NOT replace Skype. To replace Skype, Fring would have to offer VOIP minutes. This can be done via SIP, but it means Fring would start competing in an already extremely crowded market. The differentiator for Fring would then be the Phone app with Video calling and Aggregate capabilities and its bridging abilities with the PC – something nobody else offers (for free) at the moment (please don’t mention NImbuzz).

    (2) Fring could collaborate with Google and provide Video Calling with GTalk on PC. This is approach is fraught with danger, as we have already seen with the Skype debacle. Google can pull the plug when they want – And they will. I predict Google will eventually provide a GTalk mobile client, maybe on Android that will bridge to PC, and offer Video Calling to mobile and PC. The only difference would be lack of aggregator services as found on Fring. Google has already outlined plans to be a VOIP provider with its acquisition of Gizmo5. Quite clearly, the new Gtalk/Gizmo 5 is going to have a PC and Mobile client, provide Video Calling on both, and offer Voip minutes. Watch Google stealthily become the new Skype.

    This is where the opportunity for Fring comes in. Fring can remain a fringe player, its app, used by a select many, who know and like it, or it can become ubiquitous in the voip/telecoms market. The only way to do this is encroach on the market share of Skype and beat them at their own game.

    Fring already has the best (free) mobile Video Calling app. Fring already supports SIP.Fring already has aggregator services. Frings already supports Twitter, Last FM, Spotify, etc. If Fring can also offer VOIP minutes(competitive), and offer a PC client, then i predict Fring will become the killer Voip/Telecoms app of this decade.

    Fring, the choice is yours!

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  201. on 21 Jul 2010 at 7:03 am 201.sunny said …

    Fring is good then skype…. No worries if skype remove from fring…… one day people only wants fring like me…. my international & national number is my fring id ( sunnyforyou ) fring makes my life easy & save my bill aswell … Big Thanks to fring team. fring you are rock….Get lost skype we dont want you…… we have fring..

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  202. on 21 Jul 2010 at 7:50 am 202.AnotherFringUser said …

    The only reason I used Fring so far was because of skype (if you take out skype voice calling, then there are plenty of other apps that can do the rest), I’m very disappointed to hear that its not going to work anymore. I don’t know who is telling the truth, Fring says Skype blocked them while Skype says (in their blog) Fring made their own decision to stop supporting Skype. Either ways its the customer who loose at the end.

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  203. on 21 Jul 2010 at 8:47 am 203.John said …

    Calling skype a coward is really not a good idea. The fact that fring used Sykpe, made fring good. Maybe before enabling video communication one should have talked to them. Without skype, I have no need for fring. I think you folks should really consider re-enabling voice communication via skype. Otherwise, fring might become forgotten.

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  204. on 21 Jul 2010 at 3:53 pm 204.Tymoteusz said …

    Hi Volks, let me just report my regret for this inexplicable issue between Fring and Skype.
    I found in these points all my reasons to use Skype through Fring and I agree that no Skype no Fring, I’m sorry for the really smart team of Fring.
    I’d like to share with you a very important issue because Fring was my choice.
    Battery consumption: I did a trial comparing Fring, a main competitor of Fring and Skype. Here are results:
    Stand-by: 0,012 Watt; 0,017 W; 0,062 W. If we suppose a battery with 100 hours, using Fring in stand-by we have 70 hours; 62 hours; 31 hours. I.e., Skype is horrible!
    During conversation consumption is quite the same: 1,35 W; 1,47 W; 1,42 W.
    Data compression is again very good: Fring 9,4 Mb for hours; 19,7 Mb; 13,4 Mb.
    Finally: Fring is very effective and I’d like to have again Skype over Fring.
    Regards.
    T.

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    Surveyor Reply:

    Skype on mobile is a battery killer, indeed. VoIP mobile needs efficient app and not only effective. FRING is both, efficient and effective, but without a VoIP app isn’t useful.
    Thanks.

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  205. on 21 Jul 2010 at 6:54 pm 205.question! said …

    why there is no fring application for standard computers? if I want to call my friend who has no mobile but is sitting in front of a PC, how do I do it with fring and without skype?

    [Reply]

    please Reply:

    It would be a very good application, please develop it!!!

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    Amey Reply:

    We may not require Fring on PC. Fring is a mobile application supporting all social network and messenger services under on single application. On a PC, a user can login to these applications seperately with more efficient GUI provided by these services for PC.
    Fring should continue to concentrate on improving mobile app and adding back a video call feature similar to skype. Skype is not the only messenger service supporting video call.
    On a mobile Skype needs Fring and Fring do not need skype. Sooner or later skype will realize this. Video call technology is in and skype should have encouraged it instead of dissolving it.

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  206. on 21 Jul 2010 at 9:06 pm 206.motsetse sepetjetje said …

    how about support for blackberries,

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  207. on 21 Jul 2010 at 11:23 pm 207.djilali said …

    Fring ,try oovoo protocol maybe they let u use it ,it’s voip app and it’s good ,it’s let videoconférance of 6 person for free not like skype only one,i think OOVOO is the substitution.

    best regard

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  208. on 22 Jul 2010 at 1:53 am 208.ratt said …

    i 2 used to use fring for skype- my nokia e65 doesn’t take the skype app- what i like to see now can fring start it own phone carrier – if so i would change to over to you guys , as i 2 need a cheater way to call my family when i’m away overseas. thanx for you great apps fring is a name to trust

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  209. on 22 Jul 2010 at 8:02 am 209.Yianni said …

    If Fring is to survive then they either need to patch things up with Skype and come to some sort of agreement or they need to develop their own Fring Desktop version so Fring calls are possible between mobile and Desktop/Laptop.

    A lot of my Skype calls from Fring go to Desktop/Laptop computers running Skype and now this feature has been taken away.

    One way or another time is ticking for Fring…

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  210. on 22 Jul 2010 at 10:18 am 210.Alucard24 said …

    We want fring for computer, so we can leave skype.

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  211. on 22 Jul 2010 at 1:12 pm 211.theantoniocro said …

    i dont like fring,n i dont like skype.
    neither of u havnt done video call for Sony Ericsson Satio (U1), so i dont care about things whats happening beatween u to companies, thats all just abut monopol n about advertising.

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  212. on 22 Jul 2010 at 4:54 pm 212.PINTU BOSE said …

    DEAR FRING,
    I LOVED SKYPE ON FRING.
    BUT WHY BANDED ?

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  213. on 22 Jul 2010 at 5:43 pm 213.denisse said …

    this is really a shame.
    i love how fring was the perfect enhancement for skype..snce its not available for windows mobile.im really sorry but the only reason i used fring was for skype now im going to have to find a different program “/ please let me know if it come bk

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  214. on 23 Jul 2010 at 12:54 am 214.Jaibreak and Pimp Your iTouch » Fring-Skype relationship hits feud status as access pulled (updated) said …

    [...] a pretty straightforward press release detailing Fring’s side of things. And on the other is a pretty inflammatory post on Fring’s blog that openly calls Skype "cowards" for "trying to muzzle the competition." (Also [...]

  215. on 23 Jul 2010 at 2:46 pm 215.Devon said …

    Why does Skype say it’s *not* their fault. “You abused their TOS”, they say.

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  216. on 24 Jul 2010 at 9:25 am 216.taeho said …

    oh this sucks … all of my friends useing skype .. and there has no skype apps on android market.. does not gonna happend that provide service with skype againe?

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  217. on 24 Jul 2010 at 2:49 pm 217.usoj said …

    Actually I think it’s money greedy Ebay that’s calling the shots given that it owns skype. Ebay also owns paypal and some of craigslist.

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  218. on 25 Jul 2010 at 7:25 pm 218.Cris said …

    This is such a shame!
    Since I bought my N95 I was hopping Skype would develop a software for Symbian that alowed video call.
    Skype dind’t do it but Fring did!
    This was so fantastic! And now Skype blocked it. It’s a real shame… Fing was the best app I had installed in my mobile…

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  219. on 26 Jul 2010 at 1:49 am 219.Dami-Argentina said …

    FRING, please we need Fring for PC and the problem will be solved! Skype will be die!

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  220. on 26 Jul 2010 at 4:31 pm 220.Luís said …

    >>>They are afraid of open mobile communication. Cowards.

    That’s why you don’t support Jabber?

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  221. on 28 Jul 2010 at 12:29 am 221.Rafay said …

    Dami-Argentina is absolutely right,,,There should really be a fring for PC, and skype will be wiped out!.

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  222. on 28 Jul 2010 at 11:58 pm 222.Roni said …

    I REALLY REALLY like the combination ,but honestly ,i will just keep using fring ! (: all of my buddies have fring and we use it to make internet phone calls ,as long as fring keep working im cool

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  223. on 29 Jul 2010 at 4:06 am 223.videoamstereo said …

    I have FRING on my noKia n95 8gb and i am able to use it to make Skype phone and video calls as well as gizmo5 phone calls using NO WIFI, but most of my contacts are YAHOO .I can chat with on FRING but not call or video call.
    Skype has left FRING and Gizmo is waiting to become Google talk.
    I hope YAHOO can get together with FRING to make this possible.
    When it comes to mobile internet calling FRING was better then Skype at using Skype and FRING is better than Gizmo5 AT USING SIP accounts over mobile this without using WIFI and Skype and fring video calls using WIFI, thx videoamstereo@yahoo.com

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  224. on 30 Jul 2010 at 8:59 am 224.Andre said …

    very disgusting…

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  225. on 30 Jul 2010 at 3:49 pm 225.Ehsan said …

    Such a coward act by skype. Lossers. I love skype but was never expecting this from skype. Very strange

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  226. on 30 Jul 2010 at 7:47 pm 226.Android e Skype, matrimonio impossibile? | Rainbowbreeze said …

    [...] niente SkypeOut), si poteva usare l’ottimo Fring. Ma poi Skype ha deciso che questa cosa non le garbava piu’, evitando di proporre soluzioni [...]

  227. on 01 Aug 2010 at 7:47 am 227.EnchantedForest said …

    Sad situation. I agree that Fring should try to mend the relationship with Skype. Pay the API fee, or work out a cross marketing agreement in lieu of payment, or do some other creative thing.

    I travel to Japan regularly and roaming is >USD $4/min. Renting a Japanese phone is expensive and > $1/min. Lots of WiFi locations where Fring would be perfect on my Nokia phone!

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  228. on 01 Aug 2010 at 10:18 am 228.Darrel said …

    Hi!n I am using an HTC touch, and I am a new user of Fring… Logged in to my yahoo account, I have successfully made test call using fring test call…. But when I actually tried to make call on an online YM friend, it says Call Terminated… why is that? Please send me reply, if posible with solutions to my email account at darrelduran.ph@gmail.com

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    Tom Reply:

    Hello.

    currently, voip calls to Yahoo contacts are not available.

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  229. on 01 Aug 2010 at 9:59 pm 229.Hugo said …

    Instead of calling out names and having this compatibility problem between interfaces HOW ABOUT YOU (FRING) MAKE A PC APPLICATION THAT WE CAN SWITCH TO AND STOP USING SKYPE ALL TOGETHER?

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    wablaster Reply:

    I agree, Just wrote a comment on the same thing. This sounds like a really good idea. I would love to see skype have an innovative competitor such as fring! And then, one day, they might have to come to fring and ask them to share their API’s

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  230. on 03 Aug 2010 at 1:04 pm 230.Still said …

    At first I thought fring had messed up with add-ons since I could not see skype anymore. Went to fring site just to download/upgrade fring and saw skype had banned fring… It’s such a stupid deed… I used skype solely for texting and do not care neither about voip nor videocalls. Used skype merely for the reason that most of my friend have it. No I’m considering to persuade ALL of my friends to switch to gtalk, since fring has no solution for PC…

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  231. on 03 Aug 2010 at 11:09 pm 231.originalcountry said …

    i have a N96 and N95(wifes fone) and on both fones we have tried to add our yahoo.com accounts for instant messaging but it wont let us login and keeps coming up with the message login failed please check login credentials. i know i have entered the correct information and tried my yahoo.com and .co.uk and ymail accounts with no luck and the same with the wifes details on her fone.
    msn and google talk work fine.
    can you let me know why i can not put my yahoo account on fring
    thanks
    nev

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    Tom Reply:

    Try to use just your Yahoo user ID, and not the entire email address.

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  232. on 04 Aug 2010 at 4:57 am 232.fring - Android Forums said …

    [...] use it if Skype still worked on it…but Skype blocked fring a few weeks ago. Fring is pissed. fring Skype Cowardly Blocks fring That was the way to make international calls for free, as it was legitimately over the internet as [...]

  233. on 04 Aug 2010 at 11:39 am 233.wablaster said …

    I think that Fring should have it’s own computer software and offer people to possibility to call from mobile to computer using only the fring software.

    Why don’t you guys just develop a version for the desktop,

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  234. on 05 Aug 2010 at 1:44 pm 234.John Westra said …

    As suggested previously, I believe the prime suspect and potential real villain in this saga, is Verizon! Every minute of “FREE” VOIP calling using Fring, denies them either Premium (“unlimited”) Plan revenue or talk minute revenue. For this reason, I believe Verizon “encouraged” Skype to make the changes that led to this situation.

    Skype and Fring aren’t the only casualties in the battle for reduced mobile calling costs. Another Verizon partner Google, just changed the way their software functions, breaking users ability to add a non-changing Google Voice Server number to their Friends & Family (Calling Circle).

    With the tremendous surge in Smart Phone adoption, now accelerating even faster because of Android, carriers are scrambling to protect their revenue base. They know that eventually, the only thing they will have left to cell is bandwidth, a future they and their shareholders dread.

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  235. on 08 Aug 2010 at 12:19 am 235.nad said …

    screw skype im fring lover but since i got my nokia N900 3 months ago im veryyyyyyyy disappointed in fring’s techs! u guys r not smart enough to make fring work on maemo 5 or u just dont care???????????????

    this sux big time! u guys say fring is available in all smart phones but what about nokia n900?

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  236. on 09 Aug 2010 at 5:34 am 236.Why no Nexus? -- SpauldingTech.net said …

    [...] (8/7/10) Skype has now blocked support for Fring, according to the Fring Blog, even though Skype says it was Fring who stopped the service according to their own blog. In any [...]

  237. on 09 Aug 2010 at 7:22 pm 237.Rad said …

    I have read all of these blogs on Fring and on the Skype in connection the the row between you. I can tell you all just one thing. This is just embarrasing. During this long time that you argue each other, all of the customers are suffering of no possibility to use skype on their WM phones. You could reach much better goals and keep much more customers satisfied if you start to work together and not against each other. Due to this all we are all getting sick of both of you. You do care more about your own noses than the customers.
    You all can comapane all BS on the blogs here on Fring:
    http://www.fring.com/blog/?p=2322
    and here on Skype:
    http://blogs.skype.com/en/2010/07/fring.html

    This is not the proper way to do business and to deal with the customers.

    I think that you forgot completely about one simple thing – you exist because of us the customers. I hope that some of you will find solution to keep us happy. Smarter will any way.

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  238. on 10 Aug 2010 at 1:33 am 238.Evo 4G User said …

    Fring – Listen to your fans and just build a PC Client to allow mobile to PC video. This will fix the issue in the short term. If you can work it out with Skype, great! If not, you can just take their mobile video customer base. Whatever you do, do it quickly!

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  239. on 10 Aug 2010 at 2:59 am 239.J.Miller said …

    Unblock Skype. The only reason I would use Fring is to be able use Skype on my Nokia.

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  240. on 12 Aug 2010 at 10:09 am 240.CDCDOC said …

    WHO IS LYING???
    http://blogs.skype.com/en/2010/07/fring.html

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  241. on 15 Aug 2010 at 3:44 am 241.Filip said …

    Fring is the best – My best program on my Nokia.. 2 days ago i have installed Skype for Symbian, it is working shit , my phone blocked 3 times already.. Stupid skype company

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  242. on 16 Aug 2010 at 2:44 pm 242.Ayesha said …

    very disappointing 2 c skype act like dis 2wards its own users 1 day u will c ur fall…..wat i was thinkin was if v download d video chat 4om fring will ma samsung corby pro support it coz I wanna video chat wid ma guy whose in manchester………is der any oder way 2 video chat wid him….

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  243. on 19 Aug 2010 at 1:57 am 243.Shelly said …

    This is just plain stupid. If Skype wants to provide the service themselves, they should then make their application available for more phones, my 1 year old model doesn’t support Skype Mobile – so I had to result to using Fring. Now, I can’t even use that. What a shame.

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  244. on 19 Aug 2010 at 6:21 pm 244.DabJerry said …

    Listen to your fans and just build a PC Client to allow mobile to PC video and Fring will winnnnnn!!!!

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  245. on 20 Aug 2010 at 7:12 pm 245.DCC said …

    Google will “soon” come out with VOIP (they acquired Gizmo5 last year) … when they do, Fring, Skype et al will be history. It’s a shame for Fring because they really delivered a great product from early on (I was running their client on my N80 and N95 and loved it). I definitely will not miss Skype with their recent attitude. Ironically, I’m wearing a headset and talking on Skype right now. Sorry, running low on minutes! :-P

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  246. on 21 Aug 2010 at 8:41 am 246.skyler said …

    I completely understand why skype cut off their connections with fring, they have their own app and they are currently in the process of setting up video calls but theres a huge controversy with only being able to video chat with skype through a wireless connection. They are contemplating on billing people for skyping for the amount of 3g data usage… I say just charge a few dollars for the app and get unlimited video chatting for free whether or not you are running it through a wireless network or 3g. Theres also another problem with the 3g video quality but thats another story, we don’t care about the quality to a certain extent.

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  247. on 21 Aug 2010 at 9:03 am 247.Skypedev1 said …

    I’m sorry.

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  248. on 22 Aug 2010 at 12:42 am 248.Why Verizon and Skype’s backdoor deal hurts Android | O-I Newswire said …

    [...] such application, Fring, was recently banned from using Skype’s network.  I was able to use Fring to video conference over Skype briefly before Skype blocked Fring.  It [...]

  249. on 23 Aug 2010 at 12:02 am 249.luiz said …

    i have a htc evo from sprint a cant make any live video chat at all no even g talk what can i do how can i talk to some one at a pc live from my htc evo

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  250. on 23 Aug 2010 at 12:04 am 250.luiz said …

    wy cant fring make a site like skype so people can go there and chat live with fring users

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  251. on 23 Aug 2010 at 12:08 am 251.luiz said …

    i used fring to skype and i loved it im so sad it stopped i cant chat live to any pc im so sad

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  252. on 25 Aug 2010 at 9:25 pm 252.Daniel said …

    I was used to use Skype on Fring. One of the nice thing was it worked perfect even with just Edge (no 3G or Wi-Fi). That was the reason I changed phone from SonyEricsson to Nokia a few years back as the only Internet connection I was able to get was through Edge and Skype simply didn’t work on the computer as the computer used the same EDGE Internet connection. What a nice thing it was to be able to use Skype on the mobile back then. What a pity Skype doesn’t like this. But there are lots of great SIP services out there and no real need for Skype any more.

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  253. on 26 Aug 2010 at 3:29 pm 253.Alexandre said …

    Why the fring developers don’t make a chat for PC?
    fring is very better than skype
    Say no to Skype!!!

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  254. on 28 Aug 2010 at 5:45 am 254.Edu DeAguiar said …

    OK, Fring. Why don’t you just go ahead and release a pc fring? This way, skype will die in pretty shot term.

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    Growing Impatient Masses Reply:

    Yes, Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  255. on 03 Sep 2010 at 5:25 am 255.chris said …

    The reason why skype are cowards is the fact they gave into Verizons monopoly…. IF it wasnt for fring you wouldnt be able to call people through DATA with skype, since skypes program uses your phones minuets unlike fring’s data or wifi. Skype sided with the devil on this one all for the cash and not for the innovation :/

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  256. on 05 Sep 2010 at 1:23 pm 256.james said …

    simply bad business from skype.
    Fring symbian app with skype = skype video calling
    skype symbian app = no skype video calling (pathetic)
    next up:
    Fring symbian app with google = google video calling.
    Skype business goes down.
    Fring & google prosper….
    Pathetic skype, cant even provide video calling lol.

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  257. on 13 Sep 2010 at 12:50 pm 257.Bill M said …

    Skype you suck in so many ways – won’t allow android app except for Verizon Droids (even though the Sprint 3G/4G Androids are better with unlimited 3G/4G data connection) – won’t allow Fring to use your service, and charge a lot for international calls to cell phones – also QIK will soon catch up – so now I’m changing to the Free Vonage app that connects you Free through Facebook to any other users Worldwide plus signed up for Vonage VoIP which also allows me to call just about anywhere Worldwide for $25 a month – so bye-bye Skype it was good knowing you, shame you forgot your core customers.

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  258. on 14 Sep 2010 at 11:46 am 258.random reality said …

    Reality

    1st off,
    please get everyone you know to stop
    calling ‘nonlocked smartphons”
    “unlocked smartphones”, all smartphones are
    born free, it’s the carriers that insist
    they be locked up and imprisoned
    spread the word
    and we need some regulation in support of
    openess in communications

    So now we see skype, getting the old golden
    handcuffs from the big wireless carriers
    think about it…

    are you gonna sell a wifi enabled voip
    (voice and video capable) or maybe not
    even sell a phone because anything will work
    with your system by allowing an open
    interface
    (oh, and don’t forget that $6/ month form
    skypeIn / skypePro, miniscule compared
    to those $100+ voice plans, sign up
    a 3g plan and, well read on…)
    or
    are you going to sell verizon (and every
    other carrier you can sign on with)
    crippled phones, recieving a large up front
    commission and probably a handsome risidual
    from the carriers’ continuity programs
    btw
    calling it free calling all the way along
    mean while it’s really just a gigantic
    3g marketing ploy

    skype’s got alot of people on the line,
    now they’re gonna figure out how much can
    be squeezed out of them

    and it’s gonna take very much more than
    you could ever think to get around those
    big players providing the golden handcuffs

    one way or another, all that broadband
    backbone you don’t see needs to be paid for
    one way or another

    and quit being rightous jealous with this
    personal gain bs
    you don’t do anything for personal gain
    and if you actually do, I’m sure you
    don’t play the do as little as possible
    and try to get as much as possible
    game with your employer
    yep,
    you a model employee
    or a model whatever you do
    then again, maybe you do nothing for personal
    gain and you have somethin like that
    help me mr obama, they want me to work
    and stuff attitude

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  259. on 22 Sep 2010 at 7:02 pm 259.Growing Impatient Masses said …

    Well, why has Fring allowed Skype to get them as far as “free’ mobile to desktop and mobile to mobile “video calling” is concerned??? There’s plenty of other video chat channels to support. There’s MSN, Google, ans Yahoo video at the very least. Or, is the Skype version of the drama true???
    Come on Fring, even if need be, you can get Google et al to open up their APIs to more users….

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  260. on 26 Sep 2010 at 1:37 pm 260.Thugworld – voor mobiel en pc » Skype, fring en face time said …

    [...] link ZDNET schrijft oer de betaalde diesnt fring out: link De reactie pagina (blog) van fring: link De reactie pagina van Skype: link De verdeel en heers politiek van Apple: link Written by [...]

  261. on 02 Oct 2010 at 8:34 pm 261.Bobby said …

    Come on Fring, let’s get a Mac/Win application going. You’re the only ones who seem to know how to get FaceTime onto a computer! Sure, it was built atop Skype’s API, but we know you can do it!

    [Reply]

  262. on 05 Oct 2010 at 11:29 am 262.Skype for Android – It’s finally here! | droidreign said …

    [...] [...]

  263. on 07 Oct 2010 at 1:10 pm 263.Link - Estadao.com.br said …

    [...] do ano quando a Fring, empresa que desenvolve o aplicativo VoIP para celulares, disse que o Skype estava bloqueando o acesso aos seus programas. Os usuários do Fring eram até então capazes de usar uma conta do Skype para [...]

  264. on 11 Oct 2010 at 11:15 am 264.A VoIP Spat Means Lower Prices | Managed Hosting News said …

    [...] spat began over the summer when Fring, a company that makes VoIP software said that Skype was blocking their software. Fring users had been able to use a Skype account to pay for calls on [...]

  265. on 11 Oct 2010 at 11:22 am 265.Business VoIP News » A VoIP Spat Results In Lower Prices said …

    [...] spat began over the summer when Fring, a company that makes VoIP software said that Skype was blocking their software. Fring users had been able to use a Skype account to pay for calls on [...]

  266. on 12 Oct 2010 at 2:01 pm 266.Yahoo Messenger Video Chat on iPhone | Mayurs Magicworld Blog said …

    [...] [...]

  267. on 17 Oct 2010 at 2:57 pm 267.HI said …

    FREEDOM!!!

    [Reply]

  268. on 18 Oct 2010 at 7:46 pm 268.Fring interop had to violate Skype’s license. Here’s why. « Skype Journal said …

    [...] Fring dropped Skype despite investing precious manpower, cash, brand, and technology integrating their mobile service with Skype. Fring had committed themselves to helping Skype users access Skype even when Skype wouldn’t. When Skype wouldn’t offer their own thin client to US Android customers, Fring did. When Skype didn’t offer free Skype-to-Skype voice calls over wireless 3G, Fring did. When Skype didn’t offer mobile video calling on any platform except for the Nokia tablets, Fring did. [...]

  269. on 25 Oct 2010 at 11:51 pm 269.Anonymous said …

    [...] di Skype per sovraccarichi di rete dovuti alle chat video e poi, nel riabilitarla, si era vista negare l’accesso.Gli altri servizi di Nimbuzz resteranno invariati, le chiamate tra utenti Nimbuzz resteranno [...]

  270. on 26 Oct 2010 at 3:27 pm 270.Skype dá adeus ao Nimbuzz (e a outros serviços) | Luiz Souza said …

    [...] este processo de desligamento dos aplicativos desde quando desligaram o Fring (Skype Cowardly Blocks fring), e acredito que isso só tende a piorar! A decisão do Skype de nos pedir para parar de [...]

  271. on 31 Oct 2010 at 1:03 am 271.BilliiBoii said …

    why don’t you guys at fring team up with oovoo instead??

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  272. on 31 Oct 2010 at 4:49 pm 272.puddinq » Skype, fring en face time said …

    [...] schrijft over de betaalde dienst fring out: link De reactie pagina (blog) van fring: link De reactie pagina van Skype: link *aanrader* De verdeel en heers politiek van Apple: link Deel [...]

  273. on 06 Nov 2010 at 2:41 am 273.Scorpion said …

    im really dissapointed by skype and now i dont want to use skype anymore. plz let me know can we use fring to communicate between PC to Mobile? Fring is reliable and world’s best mobile communication service in these days. Plz fring, Launch a version which can communicate us between PC and Mobile..
    Thanks

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  274. on 08 Nov 2010 at 10:55 am 274.Zhivko Chakrakchiev said …

    Skype maybe forget the general conclusions which are 2000 years old! Tobe the best of the best is a dangerous and difficult game! I hope that the more the communications between people are getting free, the more the world is becoming nicer!

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  275. on 11 Nov 2010 at 11:09 am 275.Shirley said …

    no more skype in fring?

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  276. on 15 Nov 2010 at 4:53 pm 276.The way to create a new product or service when you already have one. « Baby is 60 – Tim Panton on voice and computers said …

    [...] this careful step-by-step involvement with the way Skype treats their ecosystem (like Fring and Nimbuzz ). Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure Skype had every legal right to block them, [...]

  277. on 19 Nov 2010 at 7:47 am 277.Mirza said …

    deleted my account from skype, skype should be fired, they proved themselves the biggest assholes.

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  278. on 19 Dec 2010 at 4:57 pm 278.Mauricio said …

    Team of Fring, I love fring is the best of aplications but I just want one thing: fring for PC. Because some time I want to make videocalls to my family on Internet but some time they don`t have a mobile whit them, only them computer and me only my phone and so can`t make video call, only call.

    Thanks fring!!! you are the best!!!

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  279. on 31 Jan 2011 at 10:10 am 279.rajesh said …

    Hi fring developers,

    i have a samsung corby pro(GT-B5310), which is not fring compatible as yet. hence please release a version of fring for my mobile. pLz……………..!!!!!!!!

    Waiting eagerly..

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  280. on 01 Feb 2011 at 11:54 am 280.rajesh said …

    hello any development on fring with video call support for samsung corby pro GT- B5310 mobile..

    please help… waiting for fring to update my nobile

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  281. on 08 Feb 2011 at 11:24 am 281.Micha said …

    At least put back Skype chat, the voice and video we’ll make with other applications on the Fring…

    “IM+” or “IMO.IM” and other mobile chat providers are having no problems to use Skype chat service… there must be a simple way to add it…

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  282. on 11 Mar 2011 at 5:13 am 282.IY said …

    Skype app sucks and doesnt even work for me. I wish I could use Fring at lease for texting over Skype network since most of my friends use it

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  283. on 16 Mar 2011 at 9:12 am 283.Pravinth said …

    Hai
    i hav a samsung star gts5233s model phone….almst evry application wrks in it.nimuzz n all.
    but fring is not supported in it.
    am really in need of fring..can u help me out by designing a fring for my phone?? pls its urgent..

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  284. on 21 Mar 2011 at 8:59 pm 284.Romeo said …

    I’m searching for an app to use on my ipod touch and jump right into this controversy…

    It looks like each company wants to develop their own platform to be able to control the investment. Customer is much further down the priority list.

    I wouldn’t rely on google, they are known for conveniently changing their mind and screwing millions in the process…

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  285. on 05 Jun 2011 at 9:59 am 285.Sajid Mirza said …

    plz tell me where i get fring setup for PC.

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  286. on 24 Jun 2011 at 3:38 am 286.iman said …

    hello, does anybody know how to make videocalls with the latest version of fring on a nokia c6…thanks

    [Reply]

  287. on 28 Jun 2011 at 12:57 pm 287.How Fring is Schooling Skype on Every Single Front » Unwired View said …

    [...] Before we go into details, let’s turn the clocks back to July 2010. One of the more popular free calling mobile apps Fring, which allowed users to call each other on the Fring network as well as via Skype, received a serious blow when Skype shut down access. [...]

  288. on 28 Jun 2011 at 1:28 pm 288.How Fring is Schooling Skype on Every Single Front | Latest Technology News said …

    [...] Before we go into details, let’s turn the clocks back to July 2010. One of the more popular free calling mobile apps Fring, which allowed users to call each other on the Fring network as well as via Skype, received a serious blow when Skype shut down access. [...]

  289. on 22 Aug 2011 at 7:38 am 289.Skype To Buy GroupMe for $85 Million, but Is It Too Little Too Late? | The inneractive Blog said …

    [...] Fring for example. A small company that was very much dependent on Skype before it was banned, seems to be out-innovating Skype on almost every front. What do I mean? Here are a few examples of [...]

  290. on 18 Sep 2011 at 8:02 pm 290.atrix4g said …

    Well i ran up on fring looking for a video solution for the atrix 4g that worked at all. Ran up on an article that stated fring issues had been resolved with atrix dowloaded it convinced a friend on iphone 4 to try it and it works very well. support requests on skypes blog for the atrix have yet to even recieve the respect of a reply that i read, if i missed one pardon me, and fring has not only addresed the problem but updated and fixed the problem on their own. If fring releases desktop clients for apple and windows platforms i will be done with skype and convincing everyone i know and meet to switch to fring. Thumbs Up Fring!

    [Reply]

    Tom Reply:

    thanks !

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  291. on 09 Nov 2011 at 6:24 am 291.Wzrd1 said …

    When your software supports my desktops of Windows, Linux and OS X, I’ll go with your software.
    At home, I use multiple OS’s, at work and traveling, I use multiple OS’s.
    To reach home, I need multiple OS’s to be able to communicate.
    After all these decades of an internet, we have pretty much ONLY e-mail.
    I can’t see my grandchild from a cross platform environment, can’t see my wife from the same either.
    So, do I quit supporting IT and stop traveling?
    Or does someone get their frigging heads out of their asses and write a frigging platform?
    I need something that my techophobe, 81 year old father can work, my technological illiterate wife and myself can all use to make funny faces at each other.
    So far, we’re waiting for THAT AND a flying car from the Jetsons.
    I’ll sacrifice the flying car, as they drive like shitheads on the GROUND, I’d HATE it to rain car parts on my house.
    BUT, it’d be REAL nice to say “Hi!” at home when I’m overseas or other locations!

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  292. on 20 Nov 2011 at 12:58 am 292.abdul said …

    when i make videocall on my samsung galaxy s gt i9003 mobile through fring video always shivering or vibrating .please give me a solution

    [Reply]

    Nicky Reply:

    Hi,
    There has been a Samsung update 2.3.6, we suggest updating to this latest release as it should resolve the issue you are encountering.

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  293. on 14 Dec 2011 at 4:56 pm 293.rohan19934802 said …

    hey who wnts chat wid me at fring,add me at fring,my fring id is ,Rohan19934802,i wnt fun.

    [Reply]

  294. on 17 Dec 2011 at 4:39 pm 294.abdul said …

    hi nicky i installed the latest version from android market.now also the problem is still continue.

    [Reply]

    Nicky Reply:

    Hi,
    Please contact our customer support for further assistance:
    http://support.fring.com/index.php?_m=tickets&_a=submit&step=1&departmentid=1

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  295. on 07 Jan 2012 at 3:03 pm 295.karanhgohil said …

    desktop virsion is there for fring video chat???

    [Reply]

    Tom Reply:

    Not at this stage, sorry.

    [Reply]

  296. on 07 Feb 2012 at 11:21 am 296.Karthick said …

    Hi friend
    Can you asked me???? How do I cancel for fring below $2 automatic cut the money I don’t want this I need to cancel
    That how friend can you inform me
    Thank you

    [Reply]

    Nicky Reply:

    Hi,
    To disable the auto-recharge in your account please login to the self care site of fringOut and press “pay as you go” > ‘Disable auto-recharge’

    [Reply]

  297. on 13 Feb 2012 at 1:59 pm 297.yunus said …

    skype fring vidoecall

    [Reply]

    Nicky Reply:

    Hi,
    This option is no longer available since Skype blocked us.
    You can read more about it in here:
    http://www.fring.com/blog/?p=2322

    [Reply]

  298. on 27 Feb 2012 at 2:47 pm 298.pmshah said …

    You can even forget Mac desktop. Just come up with one for Windows and you will be doing great.

    BTW there is no such thing as Skype being cowards. They are owned by M$, so what do you expect? Pretty soon Skype will not be available on Android!

    We are a family literally spread across 5 continents. If you come up with Fring for windows you will get at least 25 new clients from my family alone. Just imagine what you would gain world wide on the whole!

    [Reply]

    Nicky Reply:

    Hi,
    Thanks for the feedback- that is food for thought, and we are definitely considering it.

    [Reply]

  299. on 08 Mar 2012 at 10:52 pm 299.Ron Ruys said …

    I would like to see a PC program from Fring so I can call home from my Android phone to my home PC. Surely of you can’t call from Skype, you can call from a program that Fring has developed?

    [Reply]

    Nicky Reply:

    Hi,
    Thanks for the suggestion. We’ll take it into consideration.

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