Tpad the leading provider of Internet Telephony services, and fring™ the world's leading mobile VoIP provider have signed an affiliate agreement in order to compete in the lucrative mobile VoIP market.
fring will provide Tpad users with a dedicated version of the fring application, which will be available via the Tpad website. This gives customers the capability of easily making free SIP calls on their mobile phones or standard low cost VoIP calls to any landline or mobile in the world.
The fring client, downloaded via simple free SMS from the Tpad website, pre-configures the users' Tpad SIP credentials automatically and users benefit from their fring-supported mobile handset.
Users simply choose a contact from their fring contact list, and select Tpad VoIP to directly dial over 3G, GPRS or Wi-Fi according to their preference. With fring, Tpad users can also communicate with all of their Skype®, ICQ, Twitter, AIM®, Yahoo!™, Google Talk™ and Windows Live Messenger (MSN) buddies from just one integrated contact list.
Tpad users will now be able to connect to the global fring community, share experiences and remain connected with their online friends using a variety of communication options embedded into the fring client.
fring is a free, downloadable mobile phone application enabling MoIP (mobile VoIP) calls, real-time presence and live chat with multiple IM providers over mobile data networks or Wi-Fi connections.
fring mVoIP application offers real mobile independence to all users of mobile phones and smartphones. It allows them to roam freely on wireless networks (GPRS, 3G, and WiFi) and enjoy the benefits of multiple IM and SIP providers from jut one integrated contact list.
fring is enhanced with real-time contact availability to help users select, among other factors, the best call provider before dialling, based on the recipient's availability, reception quality and call cost. Users can also save money by utilizing free Wi-Fi Internet access or fixed Internet data plans over 3G or GPRS, instead of mobile airtime (GSM) minutes. fring is PC and operator independent, and does not require any dedicated hardware.
'Tpad aims to provide customers with ever growing calling options and the current trend is mobile VoIP', comments Steven Johns, Marketing Manager of Tpad. 'The recently signed affiliate agreement with fring™ will allow our Tpad users to freely communicate with each other across different networks worldwide. The cooperation with fring is just the beginning of our range of new VoIP services, as we have recently just released our new business VoIP IP PBX solutions for SME's.'
Avi Shechter, co- founder and CEO of fring commented: 'We are delighted to welcome Tpad and its users to the global fring community. We are witnessing something of a sea change in the world of mobile, with internet community and communication giving rise to open access and greater choice for the mobile user than ever before. We welcome relationships with progressive, forward thinking companies like Tpad who share this vision.'
Tpad (tpad.com), the world's most flexible communications company, offers next-generation telephony solutions for consumers and businesses.
Tpad is a true global VoIP network and offers users a wide range of VoIP / SIP devices (Softphones, ATAs, IP phones, IP PBXs or Nokia WiFi mobiles) to make free or low cost calls anywhere in the world with crystal clear quality. Tpad's new telephony services make it easier and cheaper for people to stay in touch using any device, on any network, anytime, anywhere. The ever-expanding global IP telephony company is headquartered in the UK with offices in the UAE.
fring™ is a mobile internet community and service which enables its users to share experiences and remain connected with each other and all of their online friends, using a variety of internet based communication options.
fring operates on the Voice over Internet Protocol (mVoIP) that allows users to make free calls over mobile and cellular data networks or a Wi-Fi connection. fring uses 3G over mobile phone networks and therefore provides a continuous call connection. fring is 100% free with no subscription costs; consumers simply pay for the data they use under their existing line rental agreement. Completely PC independent, it requires no additional hardware and no location limitations (e.g. Wi-Fi hotspots).
The Beta version of fring was made publicly available in January 2007. fring™ operates on Symbian Series 60 devices, Samsung S60, Sony Ericsson UIQ Smartphones, Windows Mobile, iPhone, J2ME, Linux Mobile & Intel's Moblin devices, which currently represent more than 1,000 mobile handsets (the full list is available at the fring website).
The fring community includes users across more than 200 countries.
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