fring is a P2P Mobile VoIP based internet telephony network founded by Avi Shecter, 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 with presence using Skype, ICQ, Google Talk, MSN messanger, Yahoo! Messanger, AIM and SIP providers. fring is headquartered in Israel, and has representation in Italy, UK and Germany.
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 (talk) minutes.  
Handset software This native MoIP solution uses a proprietary adaptive protocol which optimizes itself to network capabilities and characteristics. The thin client consumes minimum network requirements, battery and memory consumption.
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 Skype or SIP. Calls to VoIP users continue through the VoIP gateway to their destinations.
- Mobile VoIP communication.
- Interconnects with PC VoIP applications, including Skype, MSN Messenger, ICQ and Google Talk.
- PSTN and GSM lines using SkypeOut or SIP termination
- Text chat between Skype, MSN Messenger, ICQ, Google Talk, Mxit and Twitter
- Real time presence indication
- January 2007: fring launched
- March 2007: Named in the 2007 pulver 100 list. 
- March 2007: One of the winners of The Red Herring 100 Europe 2007 awards. 
- May 2007: Launches customised mVoIP for Cloud users
- June 2007: fring available on Windows Mobile 
- August 2007: fring enables ICQ chat and talk
- August 2007: fring completes 2nd round funding
- August 2007: fring available on UIQ 
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