The Next Big Thing: Fring ?
I guess this might be the next big thing for VoIP. I am at least mighty impressed!
I have for some time been looking for a new mobilephone, and today I bought a Nokia E60 for 1 NOK, simply cause it has built in wifi. Why? I wanted to start using Fring. Fring is for now at least free, and is a multi IM client supporting Google Talk, Skype and MSN. Fring is making use of a patent pending P2P Mobile VoIP technology. The requirements are a Nokia Symbian-based phone with GPRS, UMTS and wifi. As it can use wifi, it also works without SIM card. So not only a mobilephone, but also a great VoIP-phone! Calls can also be made to landlines (and regular GSM), simply by using your SkypeOut minutes.
Registering was straight forward, and seconds afterwards I received a SMS with an URL for downloading the application. Downloading, installing and configuring fring and the three other protocols were all together done in about a minute. It couldn’t have been easier…
So the next time you call me or start chatting with me, don’t take for granted that I sit in front of a computer at home or at work. I might as well be out walking, sitting in a park or at a café. The future is mobile!