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November 12th, 2010

Wow – our iPhone team is working hard to keep up with all the news coming out of Cupertino.

This time, the team has made fring iOS 4.2 compliant. We just can’t get enough! The newest fring for iPhone includes all the goodness of fring including free video calls, calls and chat.

Go get it and fring a friend today!

November 4th, 2010

Good news for South African fringsters! You can now topup your fringOut account without needing a credit card.

HOW?

  1. Go to any Picknpay, Shoprite or Checkers store
  2. Buy a ukash voucher at the till
  3. Create / Login to your cashU account and load the ukash voucher to cashU
  4. Login to your fringOut account
  5. Load your cashU voucher
  6. Start making fringOut calls

WHY?

  1. With fringOut you can call cellphones and landlines cheap, VERY cheap! From 1c per minute

So what are you waiting for, get a ukash voucher today and start saving on all your calls both local and international.

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UPDATE: It appears that there is an issue in SA with this payment system. In the rest of the world this works well.

November 4th, 2010

fringsters the new version of fring for the iPhone is here.

Improved connectivity gets rid of those pesky connection problems making it easier to make video calls, calls, chat on the go. Also, now there are even more ways to invite your friends to fring (like the new SMS invitations) so you can fring more friends for free

So go ahead and get it now.

November 1st, 2010

fringsters listen up.  CellC just announced their new 21Mbps mobile broadband rates.

The rates are as follows:

  • Prepaid: R2,999 gets you a modem capable of 21.6Mbps & 5GB of data monthly for a period of 12 months.
  • Contract: 21Mbps connection with 5GB of data per month for R299 per month

At only 5c per MB, this is not only the cheapest mobile broadband available in South Africa, but also the fastest.  It’s going to be interesting to see how the other networks respond.

At those rates you can make an hour long (60min) fring video call for only R3.00 just think of the possibilities.

So what are you waiting for why not make the jump before they change their minds. You may want to check if your area has 21Mbps coverage before making any rush choices,  the coverage footprint is still rather small.

October 28th, 2010

Lots of folks are enjoying the fringOut’s mobile calls to regular phone numbers worldwide starting at just 1c/minute.

Today, thanks to your feedback, we are adding another convenient fringOut payment method: CashU.
Now you can choose your preferred payment method: Credit Card, PayPal or CashU.

Enjoy rates from 1c/minute to over 200 countries including
- Canada from 0.4 cents
- UK from 0.6 cents
- USA from 0.6 cents
- India from 1 cent
- Bangladesh 2.1 cents

See other rates.

Android & Nokia users, if you don’t have the latest fring version get it now and sign up to fringOut! Then, simply choose your payment method and enjoy low-cost international calls to any phone number.

October 25th, 2010

fring is making a music video clip with the one & only American hip hop artist Uncle O, and you can be in it!

Uncle O is big in the clubs, on the airwaves and on the streets. And now his new track ‘Bounce’ is making it big-time around the world.

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So – you ever wanted to be in a music clip? Dreamed of shaking your bootie to great hip hop tunes? Want to impress your family & friends with your surprising performing talent?

Now’s your chance to star in the Uncle O video clip for the new track Bounce!

It’s easy! All you do is send us a video clip of you and your buddies fringing away – video calls, dancing or bouncing on the phone or whatever Uncle O’s Bounce track inspires, and send it to uncleO@fring.com.

We’ll send the best clips to the studio who’ll mix it up into the first ever fring-style music video, and stay tuned to the Uncle O radio show, fring blog, facebook and twitter where we’ll launch YOUR video clip that you can share with friends and download as a ringtone!

Have fun!

October 23rd, 2010

Exploiting eco energy is a great way of protecting the environment. Few mobile networks have gone this route and Vodacom today showed their commitment for the environment by launching the VF 247.

This low cost solar powered cellphone, which has the ability to charge on the go is something that many are calling unique. We at fring think this is genius and selling for only R339.00 this device makes for a great emergency handset.

Designed with an integrated solar panel, users can now charge on the go. Apparently it takes only an hour or two to fully charge this device using nothing but solar energy from the sun. This is not only a huge saving on the environment but will also save consumers  time and money.

“In many communities, electricity supplies are intermittent or non-existent, but with this new handset, people won’t have to worry about when they are next going to be able to charge the battery,” said Joosub.

“It’s so simple and obvious, but the combination of solar power and a low-cost handset will hopefully make a big difference.” SouthAfrica.info

The VF 247 comes with all the basic Voice and text features.  It also has a FM radio, a colour display and a built in torch.

We can’t wait to see a high end smartphone using tis same eco power source in future ;-)

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