Make skype calls from your nokia mobile

Yesterday I discovered “Fring“. It’s an application that you install on your symbian powered mobile phone that allows you to make Skypeand Google talk calls over the GPRS, 3G & (if your phone supports it) Wi-Fi Networks.

Most nokia handsets run on the Symbian operating system, according to the Fring website you can download the application for the Nokia: 6630, 6680, 6681, 6682, N70, N72, N80, N90, N71, N73, N75, N91, N92, N93, E60, E61 & E70.

I gave fring it’s first proper test on my N70 this afternoon over Vodafone’s 3G network; I’m pleased to say it seemed to work. I could hear the person at the other end very well indeed although my voice was apparently a bit distorted (high pitched) and there was a bit of “satellite delay”.

If you have a skype account and a nokia mobile I’d reccomend giving Fring a try, espesially if your phone has Wi-fi. Fring was OK over the 3G network, but because I have free anytime minutes I don’t think that it would save me any money, unless I was talking to someone abroad.