Fring, enables VoIP (Voice over IP) phone calling to both Fring and Skype contacts, and recently enabled video chat on its iPhone app. Until that point, iPhone 4 users wanting to take advantage of the video chat functionality made possible by the device’s front-facing camera had to use Facetime, which was only available on WiFi networks. Fring’s iPhone 4 two-way video calling feature over 3G networks, which used Skype, no longer works.
Fring says Skype blocked its access to the Skype API and then threatened to sue. In a press release, Fring calls “They’re afraid of open mobile communication. “cowards”, and alleges anti-competitive behavior.”