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December 10th, 2010

It’s official. fring video calling rocks.
Since leading the mobile video calling revolution one year ago fringsters have enjoyed more than 100 million minutes of mobile video calling
(as well as more than 1.5 billion minutes of mobile voice calling in the last year alone). Now that’s fringing awesome. To see all stats read our press release.

To mark the occasion we’re celebrating with the launch of DVQ™ (Dynamic Video Calling). Read all about it here

Download fring now to join the 10’s of millions of fringsters enjoying video calling for FREE.

Looking forward to SEEING you soon!



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December 10th, 2010

All folks with the myTouch 4G can now enjoy fring’s new version with DVQ™ video calling.
With a front facing camera & super strong network get the best quality video calling with fring’s DVQ™ technology: giving you optimized video quality that matches your connectivity no matter where you are.

You’ll also notice in the latest version we’ve added other helpful features like a proximity sensor and the ability to change between cameras on some Android phones.

Now, if you’ve got the new myTouch 4G put fring on that baby and start video calling, calling, chatting with your friends.

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December 9th, 2010

Mark the day – 12/05/2010. The day fring introduced its proprietary DVQ video calling technology. Now we’ve heard lots of acronyms, but WTH is DVQ video?

According to our geek-tionary: DVQ™ is Dynamic Video Quality.

DVQ technology automatically, and continuously during a call, adjusts your video call quality to match your internet bandwidth at all times, giving you the best video and audio quality possible for your connectivity.

That means that rather than ‘making do’ with a basic, fixed video quality call, you get an optimized video quality that matches your calls’ available bandwidth. In math terms, our dev guys have gone from ‘lowest common denominator’ to best possible– wherever you are’ (Wanna know more? See our technical press release).

DVQ video calling means that you get the optimized call quality no matter if you are commuting to work, driving through a tunnel, or take a call while you step into an elevator.

Watch as Jonathan – a fring iPhone developer – steps into an elevator to demo fring’s DVQ technology.

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So- while fring was the 1st to bring you video calls way back in Nov’09, now you and tens of millions of your fringster friends can enjoy fring’s quality-optimized video calls.

Get fring’s DVQ video calling from the App store and the Market.

The fring Team

Known issue: HTC Desire video calls not stable



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December 9th, 2010

Tis the season for getting together. But not everyone can get together around the tree…
That’s why we invented fringOut’s Scroogely cheap calling! All December, we are cutting our prices so you can call your family and friends for even less. THE cheapest calling rates from
- Canada 0.4 c/min
- USA 0.5 c/min
- India 0.6 c/min
- Bangladesh 1.1 c/min
- See all promo rates

So, while its good to be with the family, with fringOut, you can be there without having to shell out big bucks for international phone calls.
Share season’s greetings for cheap. Call Santa in Spain, Rudolf in Russia, or even Hannukah Harry in Hong Kong.

With fringOut’s Scroogely cheap calling, you Call Now & Save Now.
Download fring now to start saving.

Save even more by inviting your friends to fring and calling them for zero (0) cents/min. You can even video call them for 0. Now that is Scrooge approved!

The fring Team

(note: this promotion applies to all people equally – even if you celebrate Kwanza, Hannukah, are an atheist, Buddhist, or just like Stuffed Turkey with Cranberry sauce)



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November 24th, 2010

The long and most awaited freedom for us mobile users in India will be acquired in couple days from now. The Indian mobile phone consumer is now going to soon be free to choose any service provided without the need to change his/her mobile number. Yes! Mobile Number Portability is here!

MNP

The first state to get MNP will be Haryana and over the next couple of months MNP would spread throughout the country, said officials from the Department of Telecom. The charges for MNP service is set to a maximum of Rs.19 – that’s damn cheap. Another thing to keep in mind about MNP is that even though a subscriber is free to keep switching service providers as many times as he/she wishes to; they would have to stay for 3months with an operator. While many operators are excited about MNP finally launching like the ads below of Idea; others operators are going to find it tough holding on to their customer base. This is going to be the new era of Mobile Service in India – I’m just keen to see the tariff wars explode and we as consumers benefit not just in terms of charges but also in terms of quality of service.

Idea MNP Campaign

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This is going to be reason most people will use MNP services.

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November 24th, 2010

Apparently there has been a soft launch by Blackberry of a new handset in the Bold series. It is the Bold 9780! The Bold 9780 is the latest in Bold series and is a well deserved update to the Bold series. The new Bold runs the latest Blackberry OS 6.0 which has been doing the rounds on the web long before the Blackberry Touch released. This will brings a new improved UI and faster browsing experience to the Bold.

Bold 9780

Apart from the Blackberry OS 6.0 the Bold 9780 sports new and improved hardware over the Bold 9700. One of the best hardware tweaks received would be the amount of RAM which is now doubled to 512MB. The camera in the Bold 9780 is a 5MP autofocus as compared to a 3MP camera on the 9700. Looks and materials used in the construction remains the same, which means they’ll be hard to distinguish between by mere looks. The Bold 9780 is available of the shelf at Rs. 26,900.



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November 18th, 2010
These days we are seeing lots of Android phones enter the market. The LG Optimus One has finally launched in India. It is priced at Rs.13,500 unlike the under 10k price that many were expecting. The Optimus One is an Android 2.2 based handset, it has an 8.1cm display, a 3MP camera and an expandable memory slot with support for memory upto 32GB.
The phone was lauched by LG Electronics India Managing Director Moon B. Shin. At the launch he disclosed that over the next six months LG would be releasing 10 more devices in the Optimus Series. The price of these devices would range from Rs.8,000 – Rs. 30,000. Inorder to keep up with the rising demand for mobile devices Shin said that LG will increase its capacity from 60-lakh units a year to 1.50 crore units by end of 2011.
CONSUMER CENTRIC FOCUS: LG Electronics India Managing Director Moon B. Shin (right) with model Indrani Dasgupta at the launch of Optimus Series of smartphones in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

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These days we are seeing lots of Android phones enter the market. The LG Optimus One has finally launched in India. It is priced at Rs.13,500 unlike the under 10k price that many were expecting. The Optimus One is an Android 2.2 based handset, it has an 8.1cm display, a 3MP camera and an expandable memory slot with support for memory upto 32GB.

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LG Electronics India Managing Director Moon B. Shin (right) with model Indrani Dasgupta at the launch of Optimus Series of smartphones in New Delhi Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

The phone was lauched by LG Electronics India Managing Director Moon B. Shin. At the launch he disclosed that over the next six months LG would be releasing 10 more devices in the Optimus Series. The price of these devices would range from Rs.8,000 – Rs. 30,000. Inorder to keep up with the rising demand for mobile devices Shin said that LG will increase its capacity from 60-lakh units a year to 1.50 crore units by end of 2011.

So finally the heat is on in the lower segment of Android phones in India. All the more better for us consumers and even better for fring ;)



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November 18th, 2010

The Samsung Galaxy Tab has launched in India for Rs. 38,000. The Samsung Galaxy Tab operates on the Google Android 2.2, Froyo. It has a 7-inch WSVGA display which is basically an enlarged Galaxy S smartphone but minus the telephony function.

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In a thought to increase sales of Galaxy Tab, Samsung has partnered with 5 telecom operators in India. So, just like the data packages that were bundled with the Apple iPhone now, similar attractive data plans will be offered to buyers. Along with these data plans, buyers will get an accessories package worth Rs. 5,500 free. The package would include Stereo Bluetooth Headset and even a Leather Diary Case.

Here below are the attractive data packages for Samsung Galaxy Tab owners.

Airtel
- 2GB free data usage @ Rs. 300 per month for 6 months
(For activation customers will have to SMS SAMSUNG to 543210 from their Airtel number)

Aircel
- 3 GB free per month for 3 months for Prepaid users
- 1 GB free per month for 6 months for postpaid users
(For activation: Prepaid Customers SMS SMART PI to 54343. Post Paid customers visit Aircel COCO store with original TAB bill)

Reliance Mobile

- 5 GB Free Data usage per month for 6 months on Reliance network
(For Activation: Visit any Reliance World/Reliance Mobile store outlet or call Customer care on 3033 3333 or from Reliance mobile phone *333)

TATA Docomo

- 3GB Free data per month for 6 months on Tata Docomo network
(For Activation: SMS Bun TAB to 141)

Vodafone
- 2GB data @ Rs. 99 per month for Prepaid users
- 2GB data @ Rs. 199 per month for Post paid users
(For Activation: SMS STAB to 111 ( Toll Free) from Vodafone number)

Terms and Conditions for the Operators apply. Please check with the respective telecom operator while subscribing to the offer.

fring supports Samsung Galaxy Tab. Here is a video showing how you can video call with your friends and family with fring.

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November 17th, 2010
Google’s Eric Schmidt at the recent Web 2.0 Summit announced the release of the latest Android mobile operating system; v2.3 aka Gingerbread in a few weeks. Along with the list of features of the OS, he revealed it’s support for a technology called Near Field Communication (NFC). With the support for this technology Eric plans to partner with credit card companies (e.g. VISA) and turn handsets into a credit card device.
NFC is basically a short-range, high frequency wireless technology that can swap data from two devices kept at most 4-inches apart. While Android 2.3 may support NFC it’ll still require a NFC chip to be installed in the phones. It’s no rocket science embedding these chips into cell phones; in fact there are a few phones that do come with the NFC chip. The support will moreso encourage manufacturers to install the chip in their handsets. So soon you could have your Android phone paying for dinners and movies at the theaters.
Even better for us fringsters, we can pay our fringOut charges according to our usage. Not bad! :D

Google’s Eric Schmidt at the recent Web 2.0 Summit announced the release of the latest Android mobile operating system; v2.3 aka Gingerbread in a few weeks. Along with the list of features of the OS, he revealed it’s support for a technology called Near Field Communication (NFC). With the support for this technology Eric plans to partner with credit card companies (e.g. VISA) and turn handsets into a credit card device.

Android Money

NFC is basically a short-range, high frequency wireless technology that can swap data from two devices kept at most 4-inches apart. While Android 2.3 may support NFC it’ll still require a NFC chip to be installed in the phones. It’s no rocket science embedding these chips into cell phones; in fact there are a few phones that do come with the NFC chip. The support will moreso encourage manufacturers to install the chip in their handsets. So soon you could have your Android phone paying for dinners and movies at the theaters.

Even better for us fringsters, we can pay our fringOut charges according to our usage. Not bad! :D



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November 17th, 2010

Everyone loves a good rumor. We cannot confirm this one.

In various gossip columns, there have been lots of talk about the relationship between Prince William and Kate Middleton – and finally today the news broke – congrats.

We don’t know if or what they were doing on their fring video call. But can confirm that fring video calling works just ‘peachy’ between Bucklebury, England and in Afghanistan.


photo: Creative Commons / Alexandre Goulet

Of course, gossip is not our strong suit, but free mobile video calls are.

If you have more info about this, feel free to send it to press@fring.com

In the meantime, you are welcome to discover your own free, love with mobile video calls.

Get fring now.



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