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  • Make Video Calls on your iPhone with Fring


    Fring is a VoIP and chat client for your mobile phone. The service works with a handful of various networks, including Skype, AIM, MSN Messenger and Twitter. You can even make calls to landlines from your SkypeOut and SkypeIn account and place voice calls to your Skype and Fring address book.

    Today, Fring is taking its iPhone app to the next level by bringing support for video chat. Nokia added this feature to some of its devices last week, and the new version of Fring is now in the app store. Fring is free and you can grab it here (iTunes link). That means the iPhone/iPod Touch can now accept incoming Skype Video Calls! This can lead to a bunch of ways to monitor something as well.

    I wont lie, I've never really used Fring. I've fired it up once or twice before, but with this update I am very tempted to try it out again. The only problem with this is the iPhone doesn’t have a camera on the front, making for awkward video conversations, but we can only hope for one when the next iPhone is released in 2010.

    Below is a video by Fring demonstrating the service. Although, all I see is a bunch of greenscreen work and simple screen tracking, but I would imagine it's pretty close to the real deal.



    Fring is unfortunately limited to WiFi only, but the workaround is of course to use 3G Unrestrictor on a jailbroken iPhone. Using this tweak you can make Skype calls over 3G, and call unlimited to Canada/USA for $3/month. And of course a bunch of other things 3G Unrestrictor will let you do

    One should also note that this is only one-way video calling at the time. Fring has also said that once there is a front-facing camera, they will make two-way video conversations available — just like they are on some Nokia devices.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Make Video Calls on your iPhone with Fring started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 36 Comments
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      This will be cool with the next iPhone. For now it's pretty much useless. It's almost like taking a video and then posting sending it in an MMS... its only one way and there is no front facing cam anyway.
    1. amfdfireinside's Avatar
      amfdfireinside -
      doesnt work for me, displays a no video sign.
    1. Atomi's Avatar
      Atomi -
      Not working Skype to my 3G.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Atomi View Post
      Not working Skype to my 3G.
      If you mean on 3G, you need to install 3G Unrestrictor from Cydia.
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Quote Originally Posted by M4tt Dam0n View Post
      This will be cool with the next iPhone. For now it's pretty much useless. It's almost like taking a video and then posting sending it in an MMS... its only one way and there is no front facing cam anyway.
      You would think these things would be a no-brainer.
    1. famleon69's Avatar
      famleon69 -
      I am not sure if what I am going to post is illegal or wrong, but, I must share it, in Cydia, just look for VoIPOver3G, install it and let you use the 3G network in skype, as well the fring, sooo, you can test it

      I just test it using the 3g network, my 3gs 32 gb Iphone, accepts video, but I am still not able to send, does it is supposed to send video as well to receive???
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Not illegal or wrong, we all use it. You can also use 3GUnrestrictor
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      VoIP is specifically prohibited by my data plan so I certainly won't use it. But I'm on T-Mobile.
    1. modmyiguy's Avatar
      modmyiguy -
      Quote Originally Posted by ddfilms View Post
      Heres what it looks like in Action!!

      actually pretty cool. Works well with 3G unrestrictor.
      What device is sending the video to your iphone/or ipod touch in the attached pic?...is it a webcam or nokia phone etc?
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by modmyiguy View Post
      What device is sending the video to your iphone/or ipod touch in the attached pic?...is it a webcam or nokia phone etc?
      That is his iPhones screen, the video coming from the camera on his iphone and the screen shot taken with this method:

      How to Take a Screenshot of your iPhone

      1.Push down on the Home Button and Power button simultaneously and release. You will hear a snapshot sound.



      2. Browse your Photos app to browse your screenshot.
    1. msmanikandan's Avatar
      msmanikandan -
      Thanks for good info

      Fring Video Call only works if your friend Successfully Registered with Fring ,Now Fring no longer Supporting Skype Video Call
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      But u can still video call a fring user direct instead of Skype...just add their fring username instead...but this is an old thread my friend
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      It maybe an old thread but reviving old threads is a well known way of getting people to visit the links in your sig which no one would visit otherwise....
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      I have links on my Sig?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Not you - but you didn't revive this thread!
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Aaaah