With Viber, everyone in the world can connect. Freely. Viber users can send free text messages, photo messages, video messages and share locations with other users. Users can also make free HD-quality calls to other Viber users on iPhone®, Android™, Windows Phone, Blackberry®, Windows®, Mac, Symbian, Nokia S40 and Bada devices over 3G/4G or WiFi connections. With more than 200 million users in over 193 countries, Viber is constantly innovating by introducing new platforms and adding fun new features including stickers and emoticons.
Getting Viber up and running takes less than a minute. After installing the app, Viber first asks for your permission to send push notifications and access your address book. You then enter your phone number, which is your ID. You won't be assigned a different number on Viber, unlike such apps as TextPlus and TextFree. Next, you enter your name, add a profile photo and connect with Facebook to sync your profile, friend list, email address and newsfeed.
With Viber, you can message anyone for free, but you can only make free calls to other Viber users. If you wish to make a call to someone who isn't a Viber user, carrier rates apply. The emoticons on Viber are awesome: They're superanimated and a lot cooler than regular emoticons. Plus, the app has a stickers section, which are sent automatically after you tap on one.
Users can also send or take photos and videos from within the app, as well as share their current location. Viber supports group chats with up to 40 participants (10 more than WhatsApp's 30 participants).
When we synced our Facebook account, Viber didn't display our Facebook friends in Contacts; we could only view contacts that were in our phone's address book. However, this feature worked on a colleague's phone.
Messages were sent and received seamlessly, and call quality was crystal clear. We easily added contacts to our Favorites, so instead of scrolling through all our contacts, we could access those we talked with the most using just one tap.Back to top