fring is all about your friends. You can just do so much with them: you can call, chat, send and receive files on the go, keep up with your twitter and so much more.
But you know, every friend of yours has its own unique quality that makes him/her that much more special. Sometimes those qualities [...]
Back in May, Nokia has announced the release of its much- anticipated application store- the Ovi Store. Ovi provides tens of millions of Nokia users worldwide with easy access to a whole lot of downloadable goodies from the Ovi website and WAP site as well as Nokia N97 users, on which Ovi is already pre-installed. [...]
The World Innovation Summit 09 offers a look into the future of advanced technology, “The Summit acts as an effective and efficient meeting platform, where breakthrough technologies are introduced and discussed by top experts, CEOs showcase their company innovation, and venture capitalists and corporate investors from around the world interact, exchange views, and evaluate [...]
It’s official with over 1.3 billion people China has the worlds largest population. China Mobile the local mobile provider also has bragging rights of their own, they are officially the world’s largest mobile network and have over 457.25 million subscribers.
fring is happy to announce that following the enthusiastic response to our other localized blogs, [...]
We have just released a new version for Windows Mobile 5 and 6.
This version comes to solve lots of bugs reported by you (too many to mention, really) and provides a faster and better twitter experience.
You can download the new version (3.35.3) from our download page or simply direct your phone browser to fring.com/cab
As always, [...]
We’ve just released a new version for you, S60 (Nokia) users.
The new version provides an even better and much faster Twitter experience; solves connectivity issues including fixes to some issues fringsters have been reporting in certain connectivity states & includes a few other bug fixes, all making for an even better fringing experience!
Users of [...]
You probably know this YouTube hoax from a few months ago where four guys are making popcorn using their cellphones.
We thought we should try doing the same thing with fring and see what happens.
Here’s the results:
[Note: Please do not try this at home!]
As you remember, we’ve recently released fring 3.40 for Symbian handsets, fring’s most social version to date. We are happy to announce that 3.40 is now available for Samsung (Symbian) handsets as well!
This new version includes the following features:
- Unification hints (manual/ GSM+IM services)
- User profiles
- Bug fixes
This version is available for Samsung devices including [...]
fringsters, Meet Barry Botes a dynamic quadriplegic fringster from Johannesburg, South Africa.
Barry is officially (as far as we know) the world’s first C5 quadriplegic fringster.
Barry is the founder of a unique NPO called Ama Wheelies which aims to help quadriplegics become self sustaining. The project also aims to provide accommodation and business opportunities for quadriplegics [...]
So, you’ve all been very excited about the new ‘Push notification’ we released last week but since it’s a new feature on the iPhone 3.0 firmware some of you had a few questions about it. So let’s dive in and explain it a bit further:
Using the new Push Notification capability, you can now be notified [...]
This is just a small thank you note to all of you who’ve taken part in our special Friends Finder week.
It’s been great to see so many of you create your own personal profiles, find new friends and discover old friends already on fring!
We hope you like the new Friends Finder tool and continue [...]
Now you have a profile. What’s next!? Make it ‘public’, so other fringsters can easily find you, and you never know- friendships are found in the least expected places (of course- you are free to search for whatever your heart desires, friendship being just one possibility ).
How do you attract more people to [...]
The new fring “friends finder” section on the fring website gives you many ways to invite new friends to join you on fring.
Invite by email: just enter your own & your friend’s email address to the form. You can enter multiple addresses by separating them with a comma. This is the email your friends will [...]
minifring is the chat only version of fring for low- end devices (J2ME). Here’s a little explanation for how to add friends to your minifring list.
You can search for a contact who has already registered with minifring / fring and add them to your contact list.
To search for a fring contact on the fring network:
1. From [...]
A few days ago we showed you how to add friends using your iPhone or Symbian s60 device. If you own a Windows Mobile 5/6 device, this is for you:
On your fring client you can search for a contact who has already registered with fring and add her or him to your contact list.
To search [...]
During the last few days we’ve showed you different ways to find and add new buddies to your fring list. Today we’re going to show you how to add new friends if you’re using a UIQ device.
You can search for a buddy who has already registered with fring and add her or him to your [...]
So you have fring on your iPhone/ iPod touch, how very lucky you are!
The only thing left is to have all your friends on fring on as well.
The way to do that is short, sweet & simple:
Go to “More” > “Add new buddy”
If you know your friend’s fring User ID choose “By fring User ID”
fring is available to download from the Appstore, completely free!
Go to the AppStore and search for fring.
Once the download is finished, a fring icon will appear on your iPhone/iPod touch desktop. Tap on it.
This will take you to the “Account setup” screen.
If you are a new user- choose “New user”. In case you’ve actually registered [...]
As recently announced by Apple, the new iPhone 3.0 software update has a great new feature- Push Notification. The Notification was created so dynamic applications such as fring, can keep running in the background even when you’re not logged on.
What does it do? When you log out of fring, it keeps you in “online” status [...]
The ‘friend finder week’ is a great opportunity for us to go through the different methods we have available for you, so you can learn more about fring, get in touch with us and share your experience.
First, you have this blog (no kidding ) – but if you’re reading this you probably [...]
Yes, the title looks a bit strange to you… we know. If you’re reading this you already know what fring is and you know the benefits of being able to use the services you love , while on the go. But what about your friends who don’t know what fring is? Don’t you wish you [...]
fring is a great tool to keep in touch with your friends. Since this week is all about you and your friends, today we’re going to learn how to add friends on your S60 device.
This quick tutorial refers to fring 3.40:
Click Options à Manage buddies à Add new buddy
Your address book will open. You [...]
The fring directory lets you look for old friends & make new ones.
Go to the fring website, friend’s finder section.
Search the fring directory by entering the following: User ID, fring nick name or user email that you want. If you don’t find your friend by his email don’t despair, try looking for him by his [...]
We are happy to introduce our fringster profile page, now available on the fring web site, as well as on fring’s latest S60 3.4 version (soon available to all fring platforms & versions)
Each and every one of you fringsters has a profile page on fring.com. The page is currently de-activated. In order to publish it- [...]
This week we are launching a brand new ‘friends finder’ feature, allowing you to look for your friends on fring, to invite these that are yet to get on fring & to invite brand new ones to join, based on your own, search criteria. In order to launch this exciting new feature we are dedicating [...]
fring’s new iPhone & iPod touch version , hitting the App Store today is aimed to improve the voice quality for fring VoIP calls. The new version also provides better connectivity and other quality improvements, all contributing to an even better fringing experience!
As some of you might have noticed, originally this latest version was to [...]
For the last month, people from all over Europe have been signing up for a chance to win 10,000 EUR and a date with Swedish pop star, September. But this is no easy win; contestants must attempt to be the last remaining dancer on the floor in a 24 hour dance-off – any interference, [...]
We just got this video from one of our users and we could not stop laughing. So, we thought we might share it with you.
His name is Ivekt and he’s from Moldova. He’s got a (very) funny channel on Youtube, dedicated to domestic hints and tricks.
So, check out the video he shot about fring and [...]
Looking to optimize customer retention in these difficult economic times, then the IIR’s Telecoms Loyalty & Churn event is not to be missed by you.
The conference will give operators “the unique opportunity to network, brainstorm with and hear case studies from leading operators from around the globe. Delegates will leave this event armed with the [...]
While iPhone and Nokia have been busy getting their iPhone 3.0 software and Nokia N97 ready for the shelves, we’ve been busy making sure fring supports them as they hit the market so you get the biggest bang for your buck from day one!
fring now supports Apple’s latest iPhone 3.0 software update
Following Apple’s last week [...]
As you remember, we’ve released 3.40 a couple of weeks ago. We got lots of comments and feedbacks from you as well as some very helpful bug reports.
This is a quick post to let you all know that we’ve just released an updated version of fring 3.40 that should solve the bugs you guys [...]
Since the Iranian presidential election results have been published on June 12 and the breaking of protests around the country, Iranian authorities started blocking off various communication means including: landlines, mobile phones, SMS, internet sites (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube), satellite broadcasts & others. Iranian locals seem to have overcome those restrictions and keep voicing their opinion [...]
It seems that you guys really like the new 3.40 version – that’s great!
Some of you have asked about the manual contact merging, so here’s a little explanation for you:
How does it work?
I have a friend called Tom. Now, Tom is such a good friend of mine that I’ve added him as a friend [...]
Developers from around the world will once again gather at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference aka WWDC09 from June 8-12.
Alex Nerst, a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer here at fring, will be attending the conference and would love to meet up with other fringsters & media in attendance. So if you digg fring and [...]
We’ve been listening to what users of social media really want, and especially our community of fringsters and we came up with some new solutions mashing up all your separate communities of friends into one manageable, mobile interface via fring. It’s all happening in our new version 3.40 launching today.
A lot of people now have [...]
Starting in New York City on September 18th 2007, Alex Boylan and Zsolt Luka started on the journey of a lifetime.
“Covering 159 days, 16 countries, 4 continents, and 45,000 miles, Around the World For Free follows Alex’s trek from New York City to the untouched lands of Dominica. From a deportation in India right into [...]
“IIR’s Mobile Advertising 2009 is the premier event for thought leaders and decision makers in the mobile marketing and advertising industry. The event – which this year takes place in Amsterdam from 12-14 May – will bring together advertising agencies, media planners and the mobile value chain to drive growth and revenues from this nascent [...]
We went Karting two days ago and came back with a few pictures and this video.
As you can see, it looks like we know how to drive those little cars.
We’ve just closed our third significant round of funding. We’re looking forward to using this capital investment to continue making fring more accessible and more compelling for our millions of fringsters in just about every country worldwide, and for many more users who will soon be able to join us communicating, sharing and interacting [...]
fring’s new WeFi add-on provides you with easy and free access to millions of Wi-Fi hotspots straight from your mobile devices, saving you valuable time looking for somewhere to logon, and providing you with affordable internet access while traveling either locally or internationally, for business or leisure.
To get the new WeFi add-on on your Symbian [...]
Following the enthusiastic response to our other localized blogs, we are happy to welcome Enes Kul to the fring team, Enes will be blogging for all our Turkish friends.
A warm welcome to the fring team Enes, we hope you will soon feel at home
fringsters, feel free to follow your new Turkish blogger here: [...]
As you know, we released the new iPhone version a few days ago and the feedback so far has been great!
Several people have asked us about their always-on presence option even when fring is turned off, so here is a communal explanation for y’all:
The new Always-On feature keeps you logged into fring even when [...]
Twitter is throwing the biggest live Passover Seder in the world and fringsters are invited to take part!
If you want to be a part of this historical Twitter Seder, or as they call it the Tweder, you can use fring to join in live on your mobile phone, straight from your festive dinner table this [...]
Just a quick shout to let all of you iPhone & iPod touch fringsters know that there’s a new version of fring in the App Store with some extra functionality you guys asked for, providing an even smoother fringing experience.
You can now choose whether to show or hide your Offline contacts and regular GSM buddies. [...]
Well, well well…. Looks like the UK has a bit further to go to become the ultimate country in online social networking
Woohoo! fring now supports the Sony Ericsson P990i in the UK.
Interesting article in Cellular News about how Mobile VoIP is fast becoming a serious solution for businesses.The article comments that,
Have a Symbian 9 operating system on your device?Well fring just released an updated fring client for Nokia S60 Version 9 handsets
Andy’s Techie Blog has a great post titled “Wireless paradise” on hunting down a good place to do Wi-Fi ….. as well as consume the occasional hot or cold beverage and some yum yums whilst online.
The UK fring community just got a whole lot bigger with the newly released Windows Mobile version of fring!
Mike Scott over at the “Pint of Ale” Blog has a post of a great Wi-Fi enabled lounge-pub-restaurant in Manchester called the The Brunswick Lounge (http://www.blounge.co.uk/).
fring has setup this exciting new Blog for the UK! So, add the UK fring Blog to your RSS reader to keep up to date with all the great stuff you can do with fring in the UK and whilst travelling overseas