Update: We have some updated information that mandated us to post about why Viber is not the best app for you. You should care about your data and thus before you continue with this post and download Viber for android we advise you to visit our post on why you should not use Viber.
Applications such as whatsapp for iPhone and Maaii with 100 minutes of free calls everyday, have given mobile VoIP a new distinction and now Mobile VoIP is gaining a lot of attention. Viber is another application that is popular for iPhone, Viber dev team has also ported it to Android. If you remember, when we posted about Viber for iPhone, the Viber development team commented that they will have a product ready for Android soon. They kept their word and we have Viber free for Android.
Features of Viber for Android
Viber for Android lets you
- Make free phone calls to anyone anywhere from Android
- Send free text messages over Android phones to anyone in the world
- Crystal clear sound quality, on 3G as well as wi-fi
- Runs in the background
- Viber for android is free but there are no advertisement
How to get Viber for Android and iPhone?
Viber for Android can be downloaded from the marketplace. Similarly, Viber for iPhone can be downloaded from App Store. Here are quick links to both places.
Viber for android has a rating of 4.1 out of 69,817 votes. There are almost 40,000 people who gave them a 5 stars rating and majority of the rest chose to give them 4 stars. This is impressive as only to have so many ratings you need to have a kickass app.
Once you have downloaded Viber, it will ask for your phone number. You will receive a text message on this phone number for verification purposes. Everyone with Viber installed on their phones will see you in their list of Viber contacts if they have your phone number in their phone’s contacts. If you do not want to make your primary number available or if you do not have FREE Texting than you can use a Google Voice number to receive this text. Alternatively, instead of a Text message you can receive a callback from Viber.
Viber for Blackberry
If you are a Blackberry user, we have a good news for you. The Viber dev team is working on a Blackberry version of Viber. Once Viber for Blackberry smart phones is out, we will post a review of Viber for Blackberry and compare it with Viber for iPhone and Android.
Viber for PC
Viber for iPhone and Android is doing well on both market stores. It is time for the Viber dev team to launch a Viber for PC application that can connect with anyone on their PCs or smart-phones if they are using Viber. We hope the dev team is listening to this one.
Update: We finally found a method to get Viber for PC. You can watch the video tutorial and get Viber on your laptop.