Fring, free call using your mobile

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All this while I’ve been testing my Nokia N95 with new application and software. So far, Fring has really caught my attention.

Its ability to connect to almost  all my favourite social network. Skype, YM, Google Talk,MSN Messenger and even your VoIP service.

So you can chat and talk in the same time. You can even use VoIP such as VoIP Stunt to call your friend’s mobile or land line thru you mobile, isn’t that great.

fring™ is a mobile internet community and communication service that allows friends to connect, share experiences and enhance their online communities together.

Using your handset?s internet connection, you can interact with friends on all your favourite social networks including Skype®, MSN Messenger®, Google Talk™, ICQ, SIP, Twitter, Yahoo!™ and AIM®.

You can listen to music with your Last.fm friends, check out what each other are up to on Facebook, receive alerts of new Google Mail™ and tailor make your very own fring by adding more cool experiences from fringAdd-ons™.

Using Fring to call Goggle talk user.

I use Fring using my WiFi network in my house to call my friend Adi in Terenggganu. The result is quite impressive, Adi can hear my voice clearly in his laptop. I did even tried to call my self  in Google Talk using Fring and talk back,it is so clear like using normal phone. Plus you must have a mic and speaker.

As for now, Fring only allow user to call to Skype and Google Talk user. But you still can chat with your YM, MSN and Facebook.

Call using VoIP Stunt

For your information, I manage to use my old account in VoIP Stunt that still have credit to call my wife mobile handphone.Seriously, VoIP Stunt offer the lowest price ever, imagine you can call land line almost all the country in the world for 3 month after your top up your credit.

FREE CALLS COUNTRY

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Canada
Chile
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Hong Kong (+mobile)
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Portugal
Puerto Rico (+mobile)
Russian Federation [moscow]
Russian Federation [st Petersburg]
Singapore (+mobile)
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Taiwan
United Kingdom
United States (+mobile)

VoipStunt is a free program that uses the latest technology to bring free and high-quality voice communications to people all over the world.

When you use the free VoipStunt software, you can call regular phones in various popular destinations for free or call at an incredible low rate to any other phone on the planet.

After 3 months, they will charge you but still minimum charges. Only one setback using this software, the quality of voice is quite low and lagging. So the cheap price come with one setback. But you can still sms your friend and tell them to log in on social network :).

Anyway, Fring still offer the best alternative for us to use VoIP or social network to get in touch with all our online friends.  Just make sure you have a 3G phone and internet connection. Your online world will be always on your hand.

How reliable is your hosting ?

Just last week,I have problem with my domain, ForumHacc.com. It fails to redirect to my forum that I created for my Hiking Club. Well, I found out that Mr AKuBetul also face the same problem and even 5xmom also face problem with her hosting.

Let me introduce my hosting first and how I deal with my domain breakdown.I have been using Serverfreak hosting service for the past 3 years. So far, this is the second time only I face this kind of problem. As usual, I will buzz Serverfreak taukeh, Sam Lee through Yahoo Messenger  to check my hosting. My line of conversation will start like this :

lankapo ” Bro, can u check my domain/hosting ?

bla bla bla problem solved

Lankapo ” thanks bro”

Sam Lee “np”

🙂 He will always end all our conversation with that without asking for money.I mean not asking for extra charge and happy to help. I remember once, asking him to transfer my friend’s old  wordpress.com blog to a new hosting for free.

It turns out that TMnet DNS is having problem. He asked me to change my DNS into OpenDNS which only solve my problem, other user that use TMnet DNS will unable to reach my forum. So, that is the best solution for now as we cannot do anything with TMnet DNS.

Google Change IP

Mr Akubetul however have to pay for RM5 extra when he called his hosting provider. They told him his DNS has expired and need to be renewed. I am not sure about that. later that day I checked, it still down. His domain still failed to reach his blogspot.

A few days after that, my domain back to normal along with Mr AKubetul site. Mr Akubetul mentioned one of his theory to me that Google has change their IP and TMnet did not update. Anybody can verify this ? As I am no expert here.

Bluehost Disaster

Back to 5xmom, her Bluehost hosting drove her crazy hehe.

I tried logging in during the downtime and I cannot even access my cpanel. And I cannot submit a ticket because if I don’t login, I cannot submit a ticket and if I don’t submit a ticket, I cannot communicate with Bluehost. Doh…

I think the problem has been solved since she is not complaining about it or cursing kaw kaw Bluehost anymore.

Choose wisely

I am not going to say my hosting is better than you, or have more technical wise 🙂 (Sam, you should belanja me teh tarik for this). You can have expensive Premium hosting as much as you want. But when your site is having problem/breakdown, it will heavily rely on your Hosting Customer Service, rite ?.No matter your hosting is local or from oversea. Premium hosting or just 500 Mb like me hehe.

So choose the best hosting that is reliable and easy to communicate with their customer service.

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