Fring temporarily kicks out Skype access as it buckles under the pressure

Fring temporarily kicks out Skype access as it buckles under the pressure
With the over 1.7 million iPhone 4 owners out there, we'd imagine that a good chunk have probably downloaded the latest version of Fring that enables them to start doing Skype video calls to other users on their handsets. Almost similar to what was witnessed with Qik and the HTC EVO 4G during its first days on the market, Fring has temporarily reduced support to Skype in order to free up capacity for Fring-to-Fring video calling. They've reported that they've seen a huge spike in Fring video calling after they released an update to their app that added 2-way video calling to iOS 4. On the back end, we'd imagine that they're doing what they can to accommodate the rash of usage among users, so we're optimistic that they'll eventually bring back Skype support sometime soon; hopefully.

source: Fring via Engadget

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6 Comments

1. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

All Android users that had this on their phone have now removed it because without Skype it is useless. Really really dumb move.

4. Nickmfnjackson

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

i agree man, it was awsome on my e72 :-( oh well...

6. dahaka17

Posts: 61; Member since: Jun 08, 2010

acually it still u can still call other phones with fring....

2. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

and i get a negative for that comment???? LMAO....why because it is true? Without SKYPE FRING is useless. Seriously.

3. Vegas89

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 15, 2010

No you get a negative cause you just fail. Why are people always surprised when they get looked at funny after saying something stupid?

5. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

And people wonder why ATT has so many problems. I've said it since the beginning of the iPhone. Take it to VZW and watch the network strain just like ATT. They probably wouldn't notice it as much due to all the users on ATT that might not jump ship, but I guarantee it would be felt.

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