Rating: Anytime, anywhere group video for free
Sticking two fingers up to those peddling expensive video conferencing hardware, video software specialist, fring claims to have launched the world’s first group video call service for both iPhone and Android handsets. It’s available immediately for from the Apple iTunes App Store and the Android Market (just search for Fring). The best news is that you can conference with up to three other friends simultaneously for free. Plus – unlike certain other offerings – in addition to working over Wi-Fi, it will also work over 3G and so-called 4G using fring’s proprietary DVQ technology.As the company claims, being able to make a group video call at any time and from anywhere using your existing handsets frees people from their PCs and sluggish, expensive PC group video calling fees.
“Just as fring was the first to liberate video calls from the PC back in 2009, we are the first to give users the ability to see all their friends on their phone at the same time, anywhere.”
Sadly, Nokia smartphone users are currently left out of the loop as far as group video calling goes.
However, they can enjoy free two-way video calls plus voice calls and chat with friends on Android or iPhone handsets.
You can download the fring client to work on most Nokia handsets from the Nokia Ovi store and it’s free, of course.
If you want to see a video of fring group calling in action with four trendy young things go to YouTube here.