Viber VoIP Calling – A Free Download with a Lot to Offer
Forget paying for phone calls ever again. Viber is a fantastic free download that allows users to make free phone calls to others who have the app installed on their computer, tablet, or mobile phone.
Essentially, Viber is a free Voice Over IP, or VoIP, client and application that can be downloaded to a wide variety of devices, including desktop computers and mobile phones.
Users of this VoIP application can send messages and make phone calls for free using the application on iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Windows, Mac, Symbian, Nokia S40 and Bada devices. Also, with the recent update in November 2013, Viber users can make calls to landline phones and mobile phones that do not have Viber installed. How cool is that?
The free download can be accessed and installed a few different ways. If a user wishes to install the free download on their mobile phone, the application can be accessed through the phone’s app market place or the download can be found on Viber’s mobile download website. For those using a desktop or laptop computer, Viber can be found by visiting the Viber website.
Downloading Viber is very quick and insanely easy. Start by clicking the download prompt to begin installing. During the installation, the application will request access to your address book on your phone, tablet, or computer. Granting this access will help Viber keep your calls organized and also help it locate who has Viber and who doesn’t.
During the installation process, the application will also request your mobile number. The Viber team will send you a verification code by SMS text message or email. This verification code has to be entered into the Viber app. Once this step is complete, that’s it! Your new VoIP phone is ready to use.
Some users inevitably wonder if they can use the same Viber account across two devices, like a mobile phone and a desktop computer. The answer is yes! Since your login is associated with the same mobile number, all installations will be synced automatically. How easy is that?
While free calls can be made between accounts, the new option of calling both landlines and mobile phones without Viber, also called ‘Viber Out’, requires the user to purchase credits in order to use the service. Credits are available in $5, $10, or $25 increments and can be purchased with a PayPal account or a major credit card. Credits can easily be added to your account at any time using the billing section of the app.
As a fun add-on that came with a recent update to the software, users can now send emoticons and stickers to their contacts via text-based message. Photos and locations can be sent as well!
In all, Viber is a very easy-to-use and straightforward VoIP application that is both a free download and free to use when your contact also has an account. Installation is also very simple and, at most, only requires a quick visit to the app store on your phone or to the Viber website on your computer. By accessing your address book, the application will quickly tell you which of your friends are also using the service and who you are able to call, free of charge.
If you choose to pay for credits for outside calling, there is a handy list available that breaks down the per-minute fees that are associated with calling to and from various countries using the Viber network.
If you would like to download Viber or check out their Frequently Asked Questions section for more information, click here.