Now, fring has announced what it’s calling the world’s first publicly available mobile VoIP app for the iPhone – albeit an unofficial one which requires a jailbroken or otherwise hacked “open” handset. That said, the company does adhere to Apple’s guidelines by using Wi-Fi for calls and is labeling this a “light, sneak preview R&D version,” so an official version is still expected in a couple of months when Apple opens up to 3rd party apps.
This is certainly great news for all iPhone users out there, as fring offers some nice features including both VoIP and instant messaging through fring, Skype, MSN, Google Talk, ICQ, Twitter, Yahoo! and AIM. You can download fring here (assuming you have a jailbroken iPhone and installer.app installed), or watch a video demo here.