Does TringMe Really Work? Here's My Experience
If somebody told you that you could make free VoIP calls on BlackBerry smartphones using an app, you would jump at the opportunity right? But what if it doesn’t work? After installing the TringMe app and exchanging TringMe numbers with my cousin in another country, we proceeded to try the app. I called him and the call connected, but I could not hear a word. It was complete dead air. I then sent him a BBM to let him know that I couldn't hear him, but he said that he could hear me, so we decided to try again. Before I called him, I decided to check my settings to see if anything was not set properly. I made a few adjustments, but I must honestly say that I don’t remember what I changed and if it actually helped or not. I re-dialed my cousin twice and on the third try, we connected; I could hear him and he could hear me. That was our confirmation that it works and we passed it on to more of our BB friends.
The second person I attempted to connect with had more problems than the first. I could hear him, but he couldn’t hear me. I went through all my settings with him, just to ensure that we were on the same page, but the same thing kept happening. We decided to try it vice versa, where he would call me instead, but he could not get the calls to come through. I tried calling him again and we connected and spoke using the TringMe app for a while.
In essence, the TringMe app does provide you with free VoIP calls via your BB, but the app may take a little getting used to for it to work properly. Then again, you can always get support at http://tringme.com/.
Note: For those of you with BlackBerry phones that do not support 3G, such as the Curve 8520 (which is what I own) You will always need to be in range of an active Wi-Fi connection to use the app.
Remember you can always find your TringMe number in “options" from the TringMe screen.
If you have any questions, I will be happy to help with what I know and have learned from my own experiences so post a comment.