announces that it has further expanded its mVoIP (mobile VoIP) community by adding all Windows Mobile 5.0 and 6.0 series devices to its list of compatible handsets. Now fringsters can choose to communicate for free between fring, Skype, Google Talk, MSN Messenger, hundreds of SIP providers and twitter on about 300 Windows Mobile phones and pocket PCs in addition to 20+ Nokia devices over any 3G, GPRS or Wi-Fi Internet connection.
“fring is excited to let Windows Mobile users leverage fully integrated VoIP & multiple IM experience enabling calls, chat and real time presence via their mobile device’s internet capabilities, previously only possible on their PC,” said Avi Shechter, Co-founder and CEO, fring. “Like all fringsters, Windows Mobile users now have real mobile independence to make VoIP calls at no extra cost with rich presence indicators and hold multiple live chat sessions with their mobile, PC and landline contacts all from one integrated contact list.”
With fring, many Wi-Fi enabled but SIM-less Windows Mobile PDAs now effectively function as open VoIP phones. Like all fring supported devices, Internet access is leveraged to make VoIP phone calls, hold multiple live chat sessions and also make VoIP enabled PSTN phone calls through SkypeOut or hundreds of SIP-based applications like GizmoProject, SIPNET, VoipCheap, VoipStunt and FWD, among others.
fring is a free, downloadable mobile phone application that offers real mobile independence to roam freely between wireless networks (GPRS, 3G, Wi-Fi) and enjoy the benefits of multiple IM and SIP providers from one integrated contact list. fring is also enhanced with real-time contact availability (presence) to help users choose the best call provider before dialling, based on the recipient’s availability, reception quality and call cost, among other factors. fring saves mobile phone users money by utilising free Wi-Fi Internet access or fixed Internet data plans over 3G or GPRS, instead of costly mobile airtime (GSM) minutes.
Received via SMS from a friend or downloaded from the fring website within about a minute, fring is PC and operator independent, and does not require any proprietary hardware or air-time.