As an instant messenger, it does a pretty decent job. Contacts are shown in a list, which can be searched and current chat sessions are marked in a different tab.
We were left with mixed feelings when we tested it for voice calls though. The Fring Test Call lagged and we were not able to hear what we recorded. When we called one person, the earpiece volume was too low, while when we called another person it was much better, usable indoors. The sound quality isn’t perfect through Skype, but it doesn’t cost anything, so we won’t really complain.
Fring is now available for FREE, so go and download it, it is worth it! Make sure to post your opinion in the comments below!