If you’ve got an Android device, then perhaps, you’d want to have an app that lets you make free calls and send messages to anyone, anywhere. Viber app (requires Android 2.0 and up) is available for free in the Android market that lets you call as well as send messages to contacts, both local and international, at no charge at all. The only catch being other users need to have Viber installed on their devices and have a 3G and WiFi connection. The app is not only free to download and use, but also is ad-free, and does not require any in-app purchase.
Viber App Review
When you first install the Viber app you are asked to input your phone number. You will then receive a code, which you need to input to activate your Viber account. You can then contact people who have Viber installed on their devices by a message notification or by a phone call for free.
Viber works just like a normal phone service. It accesses your address book and displays a tiny Viber phone icon next to the contact’s name. It also allows you to check all calls made including missed calls.
You can still use Viber to make a GSM call to contacts who don’t have Viber installed. Additional features include a full screen keypad, the ability to invite friends to use Viber with a free pre-installed message setting; settings to enable display of contact icons, view users who recently joined Viber, set vibrations for messages or dialpad, and more. You will need to have Viber running in the background if you want to always receive incoming calls or messages, but the app doesn’t use up too much memory or drain the battery.
According to the developers, there’s also more improvements coming including custom ringtones, wallpapers, location based services and more. Check out this promo video.
UPDATES to VIBER APP
Since its launch Viber has picked up many cool features. Here’s what’s available in the upgraded Viber app as on 26th October 2014.
While users can continue to make free text calls as well as free video calls Viber to Viber, a new feature called ViberOUt has been introduced to allow users from anywhere in the world to call others who don’t have Viber on their smartphones or PCs, on their landlines at low international rates using credits.
Viber now supports group messaging with up to 100 contacts.
Viber now has a vibrant Sticker Market where you can browse through tons of stickers featuring cool characters using catchy phrases. Many of these stickers are free and are an fun way to message friends.
Make Video Calls
You can now make free video calls on any Android device running Android 4.0 and up. The free video calls can also be transferred from the Android smartphone to the desktop version. To make a video call on Viber, select the contact you want to speak to and tap Free Call. When the call goes through, you can tap the video icon on the screen to do a video call.
Viber’s new redesigned interface is user friendly. It provides top quality service and is a definite must-have-app if you like to make free calls and messages as well as video calls on your Android phone. You can get it at the Android Market by clicking the link below.