Fring is Here!

I first started using Fring on my Windows Mobile phone about 2 years ago. Fring is best known for their light weight IM capabilities including Skype calls. I copied the following press release directly from the website:

Android device users can now get onto fring (we know you’re been missing us since some of you recently switched to Android devices :-) ) with (the first) free VoIP calls over Skype, MSN and GoogleTalk and via hundreds of SIP providers. As always you can see real-time presence and live chat with your ICQ, Yahoo! And AIM buddies too. You can also use Twitter there, as part of  your integrated contact list.

fring on android works over 3G, GPRS or Wi-Fi internet connection.


What do you need to do to get your hands on this brand-new version?

You have 2 simple options for getting fring onto your Android device:

1.    Get it directly from the Android Market:

•    Start the Market application on your phone

•    Search for fring and install

2.    Get it from fring’s WAP site:

•    On your Android phone, go to Settings > Applications and check the box to allow ’unknown sources

•    Point your phone browser to and download

A big thank you to our early access group for your invaluable feedback over the past few weeks!

Welcome to the big, happy, free fring family fringdroid-ers!

Known Issues (Will be fixed in the next version):

– GSM contacts do not appear in fring’s buddy list on the Motorola DROID device
– Call disconnection tone may be heard a few times when terminating a call
– SIP and SkypeOut calls are not yet available on the Motorola DROID device

The fringTEAM

[Update]: Here’s a direct link to the .apk [Link]


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  • Naveed


    I am using HTC Dream with Android 1.1

    I am trying to search “fring” from android market from my handset. but it will not show any of the software. Please let me know the solution.

    Also, i am in dubai, and etisalat telecom blocks the fring website through their firewall. Please help me..

    • admin

      You can access & download the fring app directly from the developer’s website:

      • Naveed

        This website is blocked in dubai. Actually all the website having fring in URL is automatically blocked by Etisalat Firewall. Please help me. Is there anyother website from where i can download the software.

  • Joel

    What’s the point of this? Can’t make “free” calls with this.

    Am I doing something wrong?

    Nexus One