Downloading and Using Viber For Free
Perhaps you have heard about Viber before from your friends, colleagues or family members.
This messaging app is among the most popular apps for smartphones these days. Having this app on your phone allows you to enjoy free calls and free chats worldwide, for as long as the person you are calling and chatting with has Viber as well.
This app is used all over the world, so if you don’t have it installed on your device yet, then it’s about time to do so. The process is just so easy. But before you go on with it, make sure that your device has met the minimum system and hardware requirements. Read on to find out more about this.
Compatible Mobile Phones
Viber will actually work on most Android phones. It will also work on the iPhone and iPad, as well as Blackberry and Windows phones. It will also work with Bada and Nokia devices. Users of Mac and Windows computers can also use Viber to call and chat with their friends for free. If you are using any of the devices above, yet the messaging app will not be installed or downloaded, then you might as well contact the support of Viber by referring to the Support section of their official page where it will give you an option to troubleshoot your device.
Supported Versions of Mobile Phones
If you own any of the devices mentioned above, yet Viber will still not work for you, then this could be because the mobile phone you are using does not meet the requirements needed to download and use Viber. So here’s what you should know:
- iPhone users – in order for the app to work on the iPhone, it should be a 3GS, 4 or 5, plus the iOS should be 6. It also supports those phones with iOS of 4.3 and above. The iPod Touch and iPad are also supported but are not fully optimized.
- Android Users – Viber would work on any Android device as well as all Android tablets. The support versions are 2.2.X and above.
- Blackberry Users – for Blackberry users, devices that can avail of free calls using Viber are devices with the OS5, OS6 or OS7. OS5 users with platform 6.x.x should have the OS 188.8.131.528 or below before they can make use of the free call feature from Viber.
What Happens if the App Will Not Work?
If Viber will still not download or if it will not function even if your device has met all the requirements mentioned above, then the best thing that you can do is to visit their website at www.viber.com. On the homepage of their site, refer to the right hand section and click on “Support”. After that, you will be taken to a page that will ask you to choose your device, whether it is the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Desktop, etc. When you click on any of the links, it will take you to some of the most