O2 Slovakia Brings Customers the Fring Social Community for Free, Allowing for Mobile Chat and Communication with Social Network Services

Share Article

O2 Slovakia brings customers the fring mobile social community for free, allowing users to communicate and share web-based experiences from their mobile devices on popular social network services such as Skype®, Google Talk™, ICQ, SIP, Twitter, and AIM®. Customers can choose from a variety of mobile devices supported by fring on various mobile platforms including Java, Symbian and Windows Mobile. Starting today, customers can download the fring application for free by visiting http://www.sk.o2.com/fring.

Thanks to new fring application, O2 customers can now take full advantage of data package O2 Data Unlimited and be always in contact with closest friends and family

Past News Releases

RSS

O2 Slovakia brings customers the fring mobile social community for free, allowing users to communicate and share web-based experiences from their mobile devices on popular social network services such as Skype®, Google Talk™, ICQ, SIP, Twitter, and AIM®. Customers can choose from a variety of mobile devices supported by fring on various mobile platforms including Java, Symbian and Windows Mobile. Starting today, customers can download the fring application for free by visiting http://www.sk.o2.com/fring.

"Thanks to new fring application, O2 customers can now take full advantage of data package O2 Data Unlimited and be always in contact with closest friends and family," John McGuigan, CEO of Telefónica O2 Slovakia, stated.

"O2 Slovakia is embracing its users' demand for mobile internet communication and demonstrates leadership in helping customers turn their mobile devices into the ultimate mobile social hub with fring "said Avi Shechter, fring Co-Founder and CEO, "Integrating traditional telephony with rich online communication experiences, all from one integrated contact list, O2 Slovakia customers will now join the millions of active fringsters who use their internet-enabled mobile device to interact with their online and offline friends wherever they are."

Unlimited online access
Users of fring application pay only for data they transmit using the application. By activating O2 Data Unlimited package they can communicate without any limits for a monthly fee of 6 €. fring application is set on automatic start so it connects to the internet immediately after the mobile phone is switched on. However, this setting can be changed anytime to make the application available only after being launched by customer.

fring
O2 Slovakia has partnered with fring (http://www.fring.com), the multi-award winning mobile application, to provide its customers with multi-IM live chat and an integrated experience with many popular online social networks and IM services. Now O2 Slovakia customers will join the widely popular fring community who talk, chat and interact among themselves and their favorite web-based instant messaging and social networks for free, over Wi-Fi or within their internet data package.
Social network services focus on building online communities of people who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. Most social network services are web based and provide a variety of ways for users to interact, such as e-mail and instant messaging services. fring is unique as it allows for these social characteristics, while integrating them into the core- capabilities of the mobile device, all while the user is on-the-go.

Download and registration
O2 customers can now receive an SMS with a download link directly into mobile phone, by going here: http://www.sk.o2.com/fring. Detailed installation procedure for mobile phones can be found directly at http://www.sk.o2.com/fring. Customers can also approach operators at closest O2 Shop, or call Customer Line 949.

Telefónica O2 Slovakia, s.r.o.
Telefónica O2 Slovakia entered the Slovak mobile operator market by decision of the Selection Committee of the Telecommunications Office of the SR rendered on 25 August 2006. The license includes rights to use frequencies GSM 900 MHz, GSM 1800 MHz, UMTS and 28/29 GHz for a period of 20 years for the purposes of telecommunication service provision in the Slovak Republic. The company started its commercial operation on 2 February 2007. The company gradually presents its service offer for a variety of customer segments. Within the international Telefónica group, Telefónica O2 Slovakia is a member of Telefónica Europe group.

Telefónica Europe
Telefónica Europe covers mobile operators in the Great Britain and Ireland and also integrated landline and mobile operators in Germany and the Czech Republic. All these operators serve their residence customers under Telefónica brand. Telefónica Europe owns 50 % in joint enterprises of Tesco Mobile in the Great Britain and Tchibo Mobilfunk in Germany. At the same time, it owns 100 % in Be, leading broadband service provider in the Great Britain. Manx Telecom - landline and mobile service operator on the Isle of Man is the member of the group as well.

Telefónica Europe - a member of Telefónica group has its registered office in Slough, Great Britain, and serves approximately 43 millions of landline and mobile service customers.

Telefónica
From the market capitalisation perspective, Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunication companies in the world. Principally, it focuses on landline and mobile service provision, considering broadband connection a tool of key importance in its operation. The company operates to a notable degree in 25 countries and serves more than 264 millions of customers. The Telefónica expansion strategy focuses on the markets in which it holds a strong position: Spain, Europe, and Latin America. Telefónica is a 100-% private company the shares of which are listed on the stock exchange in Madrid and other stock exchanges and has more than 5 million direct shareholders.

For more information, please contact:
RENÉ PARÁK
Media Relations Manager - Hovorca
Telefónica O2 Slovakia s.r.o.
rene.parak (at) o2 (dot) com, m +421 949 02 00 12

PETER STACH
Senior Account Manager
AMI Communications Slovakia, spol. s r.o.
peter.stach (at) amic (dot) sk,m +421 948 88 47 86

About fring™
fring (http://www.fring.com) is a multi-award winning mobile application that lets users communicate and share web-based experiences from their mobile devices.
fring operates as the users' mobile social hub. Friends talk, chat, share files & experiences on fring and other integrated social networks including Skype®, Facebook®, GoogleTalk™, Twitter, AIM®, ICQ®, Orkut® &Last.fm, all through one central profile.
fring lets users share experiences across social networks, mobile operators, device platforms and internet access connections. fring is completely free to download and free to use. fring requires no additional hardware, is pc-independent, has no geographical or location limitations and operates on any available mobile internet connection (3G, Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE &WiMax). fring supports thousands of devices on multiple platforms including Symbian S60, iPhone/iPod touch, Windows Mobile, J2ME & Linux devices.
fring continues to grow exponentially with millions of users across more than 200 countries, with about half a million new users joining fring every month.

Trademarks or trademarks of fringland ltd. All rights reserved

Other trademarks are the trademarks of their respective owners. fring is independent from, and not affiliated with, those trademarks owners

The "Symbian" trademark is a brand and asset of Symbian Software Ltd.

This product uses Skype™ but is not endorsed or certified by Skype
For more information, please contact:
Gil Regev, Marketing Communications Manager at fring™
gilr (at) fring (dot) com, Tel: (+972) 54-2687906

###

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Gil Regev
fring
+972 54 268 7906
Email >
Visit website