fring is a peer-to-peer Mobile VoIP based internet telephony network founded by Avi Shechter, formerly co–CEO of ICQ and a VP at AOL co-founded by Boaz Zilberman and Alex Nerst. fring enables users to talk and chat using ICQ, Google Talk, MSN Messenger / Windows Live Messenger, AIM, Yahoo Messenger and SIP providers (Skype support was removed in 2010). fring is headquartered in Israel, and has representation in Italy, UK, Taiwan and Germany.
All fring calls are routed to a VoIP gateway and PSTN termination server. Calls destined to GSM and PSTN networks pass through a circuit switch such as SIP. Calls to VoIP users continue through the VoIP gateway to their destinations. Support for DTMF dialing is available for Symbian devices.
Feature set is platform-dependent and may include:
The fring Application programming interface is an open API that gives developers access to fring's core network and mobile client. The API opened to developers on the 18 June 2008.
fring launched its P2P service during January 2007, offering MoIP (mobile VoIP) talk and chat over mobile phones via 3G, GPRS or Wi-Fi Internet connections. fring based communication utilizes existing 3G data plans instead of GSM...