After listening to a lot of proud Blackberry phone owners, Viber team has released the Viber phone app for Blackberry Devices. Techcrunch announced this news and we followed up on that. We have been covering the progress of Viber phone app for Blackberry smartphones since a long time as you must have noticed during our posts on Viber for Blackberry. Now that the Viber phone app is out for Blackberry smartphones, we have decided to collect all the frequently asked questions (FAQs) and their answers from our expertise as well as from replies by Viber team. We will keep an eye for such questions and update this article as we gather more information. You are also welcome to leave your questions as comments.
What you wanted to know about Viber for Blackberry
Here are the most frequent questions that we have seen by users who are using Viber on their Blackberry devices.
Question: Can I make cheap international calls or free phone calls using Viber for Blackberry smartphone to other phones around the world even if they don’t have Viber app?
Answer: We are not very excited to tell you that similar to its counterparts on other smartphones, such as iPhone and Android bases smartphones, Viber for Blackberry does not support VoIP (Voice Over Internet) and hence you can only send a text message or picture message to other Viber users. Moreover, the messaging is also only limited to other people who have Viber installed on their smartphones.
Question: Can I text my friends who use Viber on iPhone or Android
Answer: Absolutely, Viber app lets you connect with all of the Viber users worldwide. As long as a user has Viber app installed on its phone, you can communicate with him/her using your Viber app. They might or might not have a Blackberry on their end.
Question: How to Download Viber app for Blackberry?
Answer: Viber is available for download from the Blackberry AppWorld. You can download the application for free by visiting AppWorld on your Blackberry smartphone.
Question: AppWorld is blocked in my country. How can I get Viber for my Blackberry phone?
Answer: Viber team has been very generous and they have taken care of this problem. You can download the Viber phone app directly from their website and thus you can bypass the whole AppWorld stuff. There are also ways to bypass governmental restrictions on VoIP.
Question: I do not see my friend(s) who use Viber in my contacts list. What should I do?
Answer: The answer from Viber team advises to first make sure that you have the updated version; second make sure that you are looking at contacts’ list in Viber app and not on your phone; third, make sure the number stored in your phone’s contact list is the number they used to register for Viber.
Hope these questions will help those who are looking for correct and quick answers. If you want us to add another question just leave a comment and we will include it here. If you don’t have a smartphone but still want to use Viber then you can read the tutorial on how to get Viber for PC.