Viber: Free Messaging & Calls.
If you’re not a fan of paying for texts and calls then you’re reading the right review. Viber offers a free, no-strings-attached service that lets you send texts and share both photos and videos with friends and family. You can also make high-quality VoIP calls using 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi via your existing mobile number. Plus, Viber automatically syncs with your contacts and knows which of your friends have Viber, making it easy to stay in touch on the cheap. Not only is this app incredibly simple to use, it’s available to more than 200 million users for almost every mobile platform. Find out why Viber tops our list of messaging apps.
Viber is available on multiple platforms such as: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Bada, Nokia it’s also available for Mac and Windows.
Getting Viber set up and ready takes less than a minute. After installing the app you have to go through the usual first time installation process, Viber firsts ask’s for your permission to send push notifications and access your contacts / address book. You then enter your mobile number (Which is your ID) You won’t be assigned a different number on Viber. Next, you enter your name and that’s the end of the installation process! You can also sync Viber with your Facebook profile, Facebook friends list, email address, you also get the amazing enjoyment of uploading your very own profile picture!
Reminiscent of its competitor WhatsApp, Viber’s overall interface is clean and simple. At the bottom, a navigation bar has buttons for Messages, Recents, Contacts, Keypad and More. Messages displays your text correspondences, Recent shows your recent calls (Includes Missed Calls) Contacts shows your Viber contacts, All address book contacts and favorites, and Keypad lets you call someone who isn’t already in your address book. The More button lets you invite friends to Viber and adjust settings, such as automatically saving photos and videos through Viber to your Camera Roll and turning notifications off.
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 super-animated and a lot cooler than regular emoticons. Plus, the app has a stickers section, which are sent automatically after you tap on one.
Can I call internationally with Viber?
Of course! It doesn’t matter whether you and your friends are on the same network or even in a completely different country, you can talk and text as much as you want! Just make sure your friends have Viber and check your data plans and roaming rates.
Does it cost anything to use Viber?
Viber to Viber calls and texts are completely free.
Why did I receive an access code?
Once you’ve downloaded Viber, you will receive an access code via SMS or callback to activate Viber. The access code ensures that you are the real owner of the cellphone number you have registered and prevents others from obtaining your access code and placing calls with your caller ID.
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