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News & Olympics admin on 11 Jun 2008 01:30 pm

Wanted: fringing Olympics commentators

Ever wanted the whole world to hear your sports play-by-play?

Ever thought to be a commentator but your tongue gets twisted when you try to talk that fast?

Now’s your chance to jump straight to the Olympics no less, even without a Sports Channel CV!

If you’re already booked to go to China to either participate (good luck!) or watch The Games (good for you!), then we may have an offer you can’t refuse. We’re looking for fringsters at the Olympics to share their experiences with the rest of us less-lucky folks who won’t see it live and who can’t be glued to our TVs while at work or running around all day!

We will happily provide the fring Olympics commentators with a 3.5G mobile phone with GPS, camera, local SIM card and (almost) unlimited data plan. In return, the fringCommentator will regularly micro-blog with quick updates & pictures (the winner, the loser, the cutest flag-bearer, the poor girl who lost her swimsuit, the poor guy who dropped the baton in the 4×100 meter final… you get the idea). If you’re a real sports enthusiast you may focus more on the records; if you’re more of a night owl, we may all live vicariously through your night-time escapades in the Olympic village – pics & videos most welcome!

Interested fringentators should apply here with a quick intro why you’d like to play and why you can share regular captivating microblogs from China with other fringsters worldwide. Remember to include your fring ID so we can discuss details.

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7 Responses to “Wanted: fringing Olympics commentators”

  1. on 12 Jun 2008 at 10:09 am 1.fring offering mobile blogging gadgets to Beijing Olympics bloggers : The Blog Herald said …

    [...] If you want to apply, you’ll need to be a fring user already. All the other relevant details can be found in this blog post. [...]

  2. on 23 Jun 2008 at 5:08 pm 2.The Olympics Go Mobile | Techno Portal said …

    [...] On a recent blog entry, the company announced that they would provide 3.5G mobile phones, with camera, SIM card, and unlimited data plans to anyone planning to attend the games and interested in micro-blogging the events. “FringCommentators,” as they’re being called, will then send in quick updates and photos to their blog. The announcement doesn’t say, but the likely destination for these micro-blog posts will be this site, a China fring blog, currently only showing one post which reads “under construction.” [...]

  3. on 08 Jul 2008 at 9:35 am 3.Olympics Go For Mobile Gold | Charged said …

    [...] On a recent blog entry, the company announced that they would provide 3.5G mobile phones, with camera, SIM card, and unlimited data plans to anyone planning to attend the games and interested in micro-blogging the events. “FringCommentators,” as they’re being called, will then send in quick updates and photos to their blog. [...]

  4. on 23 Jul 2008 at 11:38 am 4.Kenneth Kong said …

    Is the phone provided by Fring a TD-SCDMA one? If you are providing HSDPA (3.5G), then there will be a problem as it is incompartible.

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  5. on 06 Aug 2008 at 6:45 am 5.Mobile and the Olympics « Oldskoolmark’s Weblog said …

    [...] I’ve heard of companies asking users to blog about a product, service or event. But to tie this in with mobiel and sports is pretty cool! This is off their blog entry on this initiative: We will happily provide the fring Olympics commentators with a 3.5G mobile phone with GPS, camera, local SIM card and (almost) unlimited data plan. In return, the fringCommentator will regularly micro-blog with quick updates & pictures (the winner, the loser, the cutest flag-bearer, the poor girl who lost her swimsuit, the poor guy who dropped the baton in the 4×100 meter final… you get the idea). If you’re a real sports enthusiast you may focus more on the records; if you’re more of a night owl, we may all live vicariously through your night-time escapades in the Olympic village – pics & videos most welcome! [...]

  6. on 07 Aug 2008 at 1:05 pm 6.Follow the Olympics Right from Beijing on Your Cell Phone with Fring | Profy | Internet news and commentary said …

    [...] Back in June the guys at Fring called for volunteers who were already booked to go to China for the Games and offered their users free 3G mobile phones to report on the events at the Games. As a result Fring recruited a total of 6 volunteers who starting from today will post their text updates and images regularly for all the fringsters to follow, even when they can’t sit in front of their TVs watching Olympics. [...]

  7. on 16 Aug 2008 at 3:22 pm 7.jabir said …

    hi i m mr.jabir patel from india now i m in malawi i m use fring is good warck and is wary fine service

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