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Ah, Fring. Love them or hate them, they’re one of the few real VoIP competitors to Skype and that makes them important. Now the plucky challenger is looking to get one over its larger competitor by being the first to offer group video chat from mobile devices.

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In a post on the company blog, Fring announced its plans to one-up Skype with the group video skiing it hopes to bring to both Android and iOS. To that end they are offering a limited number of users the opportunity to test the service out – apply via the web form here if this tickles your fancy.

The dev team is putting the finishing touches on a super cool new service: free, mobile Group Video Calls. We are having too much fun with it already, and want to get some feedback from users ahead of public launch on Android & iPhone.

Of course, this is super-exciting as it’s the 1st time the world will get to enjoy free Group Video calls.

To whet the appetite further, Fring has posted one of its customary introduction videos to give users an idea of what’s in the pipeline. Give it a watch and good luck if you’re trying to get in on the beta.

Over to you, Skype.

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