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fring user guide -
Nokia 3250, 5500, 6290,
Nokia E50, E60, E61, E62, E70,
Nokia N71, N73, N75, N80, N92, N93, N95


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Getting Started

Import of contacts (Automatic)

After the installation process, fring imports your contacts. This enables you to make all your calls from fring, without going back to your address book.

 

Note: Calls to contacts who do not have fring are regular cellular calls. Calling through fring does not change the call in any way.

Your fring contact list

 

 

Statuses

The following statuses are displayed in the contact list:

 

On a call

Available / Online

Away

Offline

 

Call quality

The call quality icon appears at the far right of each fring contact who is currently online. It describes the expected call quality between two parties who are connected to fring, based on the connections the parties have (e.g., 3G, GPRS or WiFi).

 

Note: this icon appears only when your contact is a member of fring.

 

Opening fring

If you have installed and registered fring, the shortcut will appear in your handset's Main Menu or under
Menu > My own.

 

Ø       To open fring:

 

Locate the fring shortcut in the Main Menu or under Menu > My own and press it.

 

fring opens and is ready for use.

 

Minimized view

fring is minimized while you are using your handset for something else (e.g., calculator).

 

Ø       To minimize fring:

 

Press Hide using the right soft key or press the red button.

 

Ø       To maximize fring:

 

Press the Menu button for one second and choose fring from the list that is displayed.

 

The Options menu

 

To open the Options menu, press your left soft key.

 

The following options are available:

 

Option

Description

Call

Make a call. If the selected contact is a VoIP contact (e.g., fring, Skype), the call is a VoIP call. If the contact is a regular mobile contact, the call is made using your cellular plan. See the Making a Call section in this guide.

Chat

Chat with your selected contact. See the Chatting section in this guide.

Invite a new friend

Send an SMS invitation to a friend, inviting him or her to join fring. See the Inviting a friend section in this guide.

Dial SkypeOut

Dial using your SkypeOut credits. See the Making a SkypeOut call from fring section in this guide.

Search fring contacts

Add fring users to your contact list. See the Searching for a contact section in this guide.

Settings

The following four settings are available:

1. Add or sign into a VoIP Service. See the Adding or Signing In to a VoIP Service section in this guide.

2. Show / Hide phone contacts – allows you to choose whether or not to display the contacts from your handset in your fring contact list.
3. Disable/Enable autostart – allows you to choose whether you'd like fring to open when you start your handset.
4. Change connection – lets you choose the desired connection.

Remove contact

Remove a VoIP contact from your fring contact list. See the Removing a contact section in this guide.

Lock keypad *

Lock your phone's keypad. Press the * key to lock the keypad. To unlock the keypad, press the menu button and then press *.

Settings

The following four settings are available:
1. Add or sign into a VoIP Service. See the Adding or Signing In to a VoIP Service section in this guide.
2. Show / Hide phone contacts – allows you to choose whether or not to display the contacts from your handset in your fring contact list.
3. Disable/Enable autostart – allows you to choose whether you'd like fring to open when you start your handset.
4. Change connection – lets you choose the desired connection.

Help

Displays the fring help screens.

About

Displays information about the installed version of fring.

Exit

Exit fring

 

 

 

Signing In and Signing Out

When you open fring, you are automatically signed in to fring and your other VoIP services.

 

Ø       To sign out of fring:

 

1.      Press Options using the left soft key.

2.      Select the Exit option.

You are signed out of fring.

Making a Call

fring lets you make all of your calls directly from the fring main screen by importing all of your contacts.

 

Friends who do not yet have fring can be invited to join. See the Inviting a friend section in this guide.

 

Searching your contact list

You can browse your contact list to find contacts quickly.

Ø       To find a contact:

Start typing the name of your contact.

 

The list is filtered according to the characters you have typed.

 

Making a call to a fring or other VOIP contact

Ø       To call a VoIP contact:

 

1.      Choose the user-id of the person you want to call and check that the user is online.

Press the green button on your phone

– or –

Press Options and then choose call

– or –

Press your joystick in.

 

2.      After a short time, a dialing sound is heard. If your contact answers the call, your screen will display the name of the contact and a "Call in progress" message.

 

During a call, the following options are available:

Ø       hang up – end the current VoIP call.

Ø       navigate left or right – continue an open chat session or navigate to your contact list.

Ø       volume control – use the joystick up and down to control the volume level of the incoming voice.

 

3.      When you are finished with your conversation, click the red button on your phone

– or –

Press hangup.

 

The call is disconnected and a "Call terminated" message appears.

 

Note: fring displays the contacts that you have already added to your VoIP networks. To add a new VoIP contact, use your computer Internet connection, it will automatically be displayed on your handset. New fring contacts can be added directly from your handset.

 

Making a SkypeOut call from fring

Ø       To make a SkypeOut call

1.      Press the Options button using your left soft key.

     Choose dial SkypeOut.

3.      Dial the international number (begins with a +)

4.      Press Ok.

Your call is dialed.

 

Note: To make a SkypeOut call from fring, you must have sufficient SkypeOut credits.

Making a cellular call from fring

You can call your contacts from the fring contact list exactly as you would call them from the contact list of your handset. Dialing a cellular call from fring uses your regular cellular voice plan.

 

Receiving a fring call

fring allows you to both make and receive calls using voice-over-IP (VoIP) technology.

Ø       To receive a fring call

A call screen appears including the nickname of the caller.

 

Click accept using your left soft key

- or –

Press the green button on your handset.

 

Chatting

fring lets you chat with your contacts using instant messaging. You can chat with one or more of your contacts simultaneously.

 

Chatting with a contact

Ø       To initiate a chat:

1.      From your contact list, select the contact you want to chat with and press Options using the left soft key.

Note: chat is only available for contacts that are listed through fring or another VoIP service.

2.      Select Chat from the Options menu.

The chat screen appears.

 

 

3.      In the text entry area, write your message and press Send using the left soft key.

 

Navigating between chats

If you choose to have two or more chats simultaneously, each will have a separate tab. Navigate between the chats using the right and left joystick keys.

 

Ending a chat

Ø       To end a chat:

Click the right soft key on your handset.

 

Viewing offline chat messages

Chat messages can be received even when you are offline. If you have received a message, it will appear as an additional tab when you open fring. If you have received messages from more than one user, a tab opens for each user, displaying the messages they sent.

 

   Message history

 

Managing Your Contact List

All of the contacts from your handset automatically appear in your contact list, in addition to the contacts from your selected VoIP services (e.g., Skype). Within your contact list you can:

 

·         Search through your contact list (See Searching for a contact above)

·         Make a fring call (See Making a Call above)

·         Initiate a chat (See Chat above)

·         Invite a friend

·         Dial a number (See Making a Call above)

·         Search for a fring contact

·         Remove a fring contact

·         Show or hide your handset contacts in your fring contact list

 

Note: If you delete or update a contact in your handset's contact list, the details will be automatically updated in your fring Contacts.

 

Inviting a friend

Ø       To invite a friend to join fring:

1.      From the Contact List menu choose Options using your left soft key.

The Options menu opens.

2.      Choose the Invite a new friend option.

A screen with a text entry field opens.

3.      Enter your friend's mobile number.

Note: If your friend's mobile number is in your country, there is no need to add the country code.

An SMS invitation is sent to your friend's mobile handset.

Notes:

The SMS is sent from your device.

You will be charged according to your cellular provider's normal rate for SMS messages.

 

Searching for a contact

You can search for a contact who has already registered with fring and add her or him to your contact list.

 

Ø       To search for a fring contact in the fring network:

1.      From the contact list menu choose Options using your left soft key.

The Options menu opens.

2.      Choose the Search fring contact option.

A screen with a text entry field opens.

 

3.      Enter the user's nickname, part of the user's nickname or his or her phone number (fring's user-id).

4.      Click Search.

The search results are displayed.

 

Ø       To add a fring contact from the search results:

1.      Navigate to the nickname of the user you want to add and choose it.

2.      Press the Options button using your left soft key and choose Add to contacts.

The user is added to your contact list.

 

Ø       To close the search screen and go back to your contact list:

Press the Options button using your left soft key and choose Close search.

- or -

Use the left arrow to switch tabs.

 

 

Removing a contact

Only fring contacts can be removed from your contact list.

 

Ø       To remove a fring contact:

1.      From the contact list menu choose Options using your left soft key.

The Options menu opens.

2.      Choose the Remove option.

The contact is removed.

 

Showing and hiding your phone contacts

By default, your phone contacts are displayed in your contact list. You can toggle between showing and hiding phone contacts.

 

Ø       To select whether phone contacts are displayed in your fring contact list or not:

 

1.      From the Options menu choose Settings.

The following menu opens:

 

 

2.      If Show Phone Contacts appears, your phone contacts are currently hidden. To show them, choose Show Phone Contacts.

If Hide Phone Contacts appears, your phone contacts are currently displayed in your fring contact list. To hide them, choose Hide Phone Contacts.

 

Adding or Signing In to a VoIP Service

You can add a new VoIP Service or sign-in as a different user at any time.

 

Ø       To add a new VoIP Service or to sign-in as a different user:

 

1.      From the Options menu choose Settings.

The following menu opens:

 

2.      Choose Configure Services.

A screen opens displaying the available VoIP networks.

3.      Follow the process defined in the Adding Your VoIP Service(s) – (optional) section in this guide.

 

History tab

The history tab keeps a record of every incoming or outgoing voice event in fring. To view the history tab, move the joystick to the right or to the left.

 

 

The icons on the left side represent the following events:

 

Outgoing call

(blue up arrow)

Missed call

(red down arrow)

Incoming call

(green down arrow)

 

Note: If you have chosen to display your phone contacts in fring, voice events from your phone also appear in the history tab.

 


The Options menu in this screen allows you to:

 

Option

Description

Call

Make a call. If the selected contact is a VoIP contact (e.g., fring, Skype), the call is a VoIP call. If the contact is a regular mobile contact, the call is made using your cellular plan. See the Making a Call section in this guide.

Chat

Chat with your selected contact. See the Chatting section in this guide.

Delete

Delete the entry from the history list.

Clear list

Clear the entire history list.

Search fring contacts

Add fring users to your contact list. See the Searching for a contact section in this guide.

 

To view the details of each event, press the right soft key.


 

 

Manually selecting an access point

You can select an access point at any time. Normally, once you have selected an access point, you will not need to change this setting.

 

Ø       To manually select an access point:

 

1.      From the Options menu choose Settings.

The following menu opens:

 

Choose Change connection.

The following screen opens.

 

2.      Select the desired access point and press Select using your left soft key.

As soon as the connection is confirmed, you will be connected to the desired access point.


If you select the Search for WLAN option, a scan is performed to locate available WLAN access points. If such access points are located, a screen like the one below appears:



Choose the WLAN network to which you would like to connect and press Select with your left soft key. If the WLAN network is secure, you will be required to enter a pre-shared key.

Note: If the connection is not confirmed, the selection screen appears so that you can select a different access point.

 

 

Choosing whether fring runs automatically on startup

You can decide whether you would like fring to run automatically on startup.

 

Ø       To change whether fring runs automatically on startup or not:

 

1.      From the Options menu choose Settings.

The following menu opens:

 

 

2.      If Disable autostart appears, fring is currently running when you turn on your handset. To prevent fring from running automatically, choose Disable autostart.

If Enable autostart appears, fring currently does not run automatically when you turn on your handset. To allow fring to run automatically, choose Enable autostart.

Your preference is saved.

 

Uninstalling fring

Ø       To uninstall fring:

 

1.      From the main menu on your handset, click Tools.

The Tools menu opens.

 

2.      Navigate to the Manager option and click it.

A list displaying the applications currently installed on your handset opens.

 

3.      Navigate to fring and press Options using your left soft key.

4.      Navigate to the Remove option and click it.

A message opens indicating that the fring client will be removed.

 

5.      Press Yes using your left soft key.

The fring client is removed from your handset.

Configuring Wi-Fi on Your Handset

 

fring works with Wi-Fi on compatible handsets. If your handset is Wi-Fi enabled, you can make fring calls using a Wi-Fi connection at no cost (not even the costs associated with data transfers!)

 

It is recommended to install WLAN Wizard on your handset. WLAN Wizard helps you set Wi-Fi up on your handset.

 

WLAN Wizard can be downloaded from this page: http://europe.nokia.com/A4195015. Once you have downloaded WLAN Wizard, make sure to install it on your handset before you continue.

 

Ø       To begin using Wi-Fi on your handset:

 

1.      From the Main Menu, choose the Internet folder.

2.      Navigate to the WLAN Wizard application and press Options with your left soft key.

3.      In the Options menu, select Install.

The installation process begins. Follow the instructions in the wizard. Once the installation is complete, the following screen appears.

 

 

Use the Options menu to perform one of the following:

 

Start Web browsing

Begin using the Wi-Fi connection immediately

Refresh

Refresh the list of Wi-Fi access points

Details

View the details of the selected Wi-Fi access point

Define Access Point

Set the access point for future use

 

 

 

If the selected access point is secured, the following screen appears:

 

 

 

Enter the required key.

 

The access point is available for use.

 

Accessing Wi-Fi on Your Handset

Once Wi-Fi has been configured on your handset, you can choose to use a Wi-Fi access point. Using fring via a Wi-Fi access point means the data is transferred by Wi-Fi, and does not use your data plan.

 

To access Wi-Fi on your handset, follow the instructions in the Manually selecting an access point section above.

 

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