This morning Skype launched an Android app which lets you make Skype to Skype and Skype to Phone calls from almost any Android device running Android 2.1 and up. Hot on the heels of that announcement, the folks at rival VoIP company fring announced that the new fringOut service for making fring to phone calls is now available for Android.
When fringOut launched a few weeks ago, the service only supported Nokia Symbian S60 phones.
FringOut rates start at 1 penny per minute for domestic calls as well as calls to certain countries. A call to Antarctica, unfortunately, will run you nearly $1.28 per minute, but you can call Australia for under $0.02 per minute.
Oh, and unlike SkypeOut, fringOut works over WiFi and 3G, 4G, and other mobile broadband services in the US and abroad. Fring also supports video calls, a feature which isn’t currently available on Skype’s Android client.
In order to use fringOut for Android, all you have to do is download the latest version of the company’s Android app, click the fringOut button, and buy credits.