07-13-2010 12:28 AM
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  1. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    I have a friend who just got an Evo and is having trouble setting up fring with skype. When he first tried it, he found the addon but it never was able to add it, it timed out or something. So he reinstalled fring and now says that no skype addon appears. Any ideas?
    07-09-2010 11:41 AM
  2. Holsum's Avatar
    all he has to do is hit menu, select add-on, then select skype. Once the screen pops up he types in his username and password. After it logs in then he can go back to the contacts screen and he will see his skype contacts.

    Edit: I was having trouble as well sometimes. Tell him to make sure he is on 3g and not a company wifi when trying to add skype. not sure why it gave me problems but it did.
    07-09-2010 11:44 AM
  3. cdjh's Avatar
    Actually Skype was not an option in the add ons list when I just tried. I had it working before. But I wiped the phone and reinstated a newer version of fring yesterday. did they get rid of the Skype add on?

    Edit: I'd upload a pic of the add ons list but I can't from my Evo and I'm working. But there is noticeably one add-on missing from the list and no Skype.
    07-09-2010 12:37 PM
  4. illwood's Avatar
    I used to have Skype installed as an add-on with Fring (even did a test call with my wife to her Skype account). I didn't run any update from the market and now, the Skype add-on is missing.
    07-09-2010 01:01 PM
  5. Blubble#AC's Avatar
    Same here. My Skype add-on just disappeared since I used it last week. I had used it several times to video chat with others on the PC version of Skype.

    Skype is still listed on their network, so I'm not sure what gives. Let's hope it's just a temporary outage.
    07-09-2010 01:07 PM
  6. cdjh's Avatar
    I wonder if Skype made them remove it with the official Skype app on the horizon.
    07-09-2010 01:17 PM
  7. Insp_Gadget's Avatar
    Anyone heard when Verizon's Skype exclusive for Android ends?
    07-09-2010 01:31 PM
  8. Blubble#AC's Avatar
    I don't know that it's been announced, but I don't think the Skype app supports video, so I would still prefer Fring.
    07-09-2010 01:33 PM
  9. fraz's Avatar
    I dont have the skype add on either anymore. Did you need skype to fing with an iphone4?
    07-09-2010 01:48 PM
  10. syphex's Avatar
    I used skype this morning and then two minutes after using it I went back to see if my buddy was still online and it disappeared. I wonder if it has anything to do with all the connection issues they have been having since yesterday.
    07-09-2010 01:52 PM
  11. OrionNE's Avatar
    What the heck. I just used Fring with Skype yesterday. Today the addon is gone. No warning no announcement. They give it to the IPhone and take it away from us.

    This sux.

    07-09-2010 01:54 PM
  12. jrun's Avatar
    Confirmed: Skype is no longer listed in my Fring app. It was there before, setup and used it too.
    07-09-2010 01:55 PM
  13. cdjh's Avatar
    Do any of the other add ons support video chat with a pc?
    07-09-2010 01:55 PM
  14. syphex's Avatar
    Do any of the other add ons support video chat with a pc?
    I think Skype was the only one to be able to do that. I know I can start a video chat with the yahoo add-on but I've never gotten it to connect with a friend who was using a computer and a webcam so I don't know.

    It's officially gone:

    http://www.fring.com/forums/showthre...4903#post34903

    This is the office word from Fring:

    http://www.fring.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16924
    07-09-2010 01:58 PM
  15. cdjh's Avatar
    Ridiculous. So there is now no way to chat evo to pc. That is really dumb on their part. If the servers were so loaded down with Skype chat, it only shows how popular it was. Some bright developer needs to fill the void here. even charge for it, people would buy it.
    07-09-2010 02:18 PM
  16. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    THIS is why Verizon said no to the iPhone before. Somehow iPhone users are forever taking down networks.
    07-09-2010 03:15 PM
  17. Jerzyiroc's Avatar
    Wow.. This is bull****....
    07-09-2010 03:29 PM
  18. Blubble#AC's Avatar
    Well that blows. Skype video chat was the best part of Fring since you could connect to users on PC Skype.

    Now we're limited to video chat with iPhone 4 and EVO users only. It's almost as pointless as Facetime.

    It's supposedly temporary, so hopefully they'll bring it back soon.
    07-09-2010 03:54 PM
  19. upperking#AC's Avatar
    Well today fring was updated on iphone with video chat, just so happens fring disabled the video chat for android users..hmmm sounds like fring just jumped in bed with apple and kicked android to the curb.. they cleared all the android users off the servers for the iphone 4G...

    Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk
    07-09-2010 04:31 PM
  20. LipGloss712's Avatar
    Oh no! My bf and I were going too chat this way since he's moving back to Philly next week and he doesn't have an evo. I'm headed out there in a few months.

    Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk
    07-09-2010 04:32 PM
  21. Blubble#AC's Avatar
    Well today fring was updated on iphone with video chat, just so happens fring disabled the video chat for android users..hmmm sounds like fring just jumped in bed with apple and kicked android to the curb.. they cleared all the android users off the servers for the iphone 4G...

    Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk
    Android users can still video chat with other Fring users including those on iPhone 4. I just tested it.

    They only disabled the Skype video chat.
    07-09-2010 05:13 PM
  22. Insp_Gadget's Avatar
    Too bad I don't know anyone that actually uses Fring.
    07-09-2010 05:30 PM
  23. Blubble#AC's Avatar
    Exactly. I know a few people that use Fring, but without the Skype video chat, it isn't of much use to me.
    07-09-2010 06:08 PM
  24. cdjh's Avatar
    Fring had one purpose for me, evo to PC. It is now worthless in my estimation. Maybe when more people I know get an Iphone4.. but by then there will be 10 apps that do this.
    07-09-2010 06:59 PM
  25. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    Fring had one purpose for me, evo to PC. It is now worthless in my estimation. Maybe when more people I know get an Iphone4.. but by then there will be 10 apps that do this.
    Ditto. Can't even use the chat feature?!?! That was my IM with my wife and I just brought home a web cam and got it all set up.....then went to make a video call and no skype on my Fring.

    Dammit. It is now worthless.

    Which begs a question I've been dying to know. I know the iPhone is popular and all, but it's only on AT&T. Are there seriously more iPhone users out there than Android users (considering Android phones are on every carrier)? I've been wondering that for awhile considering how everyone seems to develop for the iPhone first, then Android second...
    07-09-2010 07:39 PM
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