Download Viber Free for your Blackberry Device
When BlackBerry devices were new in the market, they became so popular.
However, with newer competitive devices, the days of their glory seems to have gone. This is largely due to the amount of applications one can access with this device. Fortunately, BlackBerry devices today have tons of applications that you can download. One of the major functionalities with applications is the VoIP (Voice over IP). This is an essential thing for every tablet or smartphone user.
BlackBerry has used VoIP with Skype for a long time. It is only recently that Viber has come in. Viber has gained huge popularity mainly due to its free messages and calls, it also works using phone numbers and not usernames.
For many days now, BlackBerry users have sought for a guide on how they can be able to use Viber on their devices. This has been made possible; here is a guide on how you can be able to download and install Viber to your BlackBerry device. It is a straightforward and easy process. After that, you will be able to communicate with all your friends that use the Viber application. What is most interesting about this app is that it has been downloaded by users all over the world. This shows that there are hundreds of friends you are going to communicate with once you start using this application.
Viber requirements for BlackBerry
To be able to download and install Viber successfully, there are a few requirements for your BlackBerry device. First your smartphone should run in either a BlackBerry OS 5 or a newer versions. Earlier versions before this do not support Viber. Your device should be able to have a working internet connection. It should support Wi-Fi or 3G connection. Viber calls and messages rely heavily on the internet, a fast internet connection will be very beneficial. Viber uses VoIP internet calls so as to establish a network. A GSM enabled SIM card will also be required. This is because Viber contacts its users to verify that you are on the network.
From Viber’s official Website: When connected to the internet, you can use your browser to visit Viber’s official page. Viber’s official page is Viber.com/products. Here you will be able to see different versions of Viber for different devices. Choose the version for a BlackBerry device. A new window appears where you will be able to see various features of Viber for BlackBerry. On this window, a green icon will be present that states “get Viber.” Click this icon and the download process will begin.
From BlackBerry world: You can also access the Viber application through other ways. You can visit BlackBerry world directly and search for the Viber application. Once you get to the page, click on the download button to start the download process. The Viber app for BlackBerry is a small-sized file of about 7MB. With a fast internet connection, this will take a few seconds to download. The small size of this software does not require much space on your BlackBerry device.
Using a QR code: You can also access the application through the use of a QR code. QR codes work with BlackBerry devices that have an OS version of 7.1 and above. If you have this OS version, press the Menu Key and click scan a Barcode. The Viber QR code will be indicated right at the bottom of the download page. With this download page, you will be able to download Viber successfully. Viber is a free app, you do not have to spend any money to download the application or to be able to use the service.
Once Viber has been downloaded to your machine, open it and use this installation guide to successfully install it. Viber does not require any username ID or password. Like other mobile applications, it is able to synchronize data with your contacts. You will therefore be identified through your mobile number. This is a nice feature of Viber that has led to its huge popularity.
Accept the Viber terms and conditions:
Once you start the application, you will be asked if you accept the Viber terms and conditions or would like to continue with the installation. Accept these terms and conditions. Viber will also ask for various permissions such as to be able to connect to the internet through a 3G or Wi-Fi connection. Accept the terms and conditions and accept the permissions.
Enter your country’s code
After accepting the terms and conditions and the permissions, a new window pops up where you have to input your country’s code. You can do this through a list of countries all over the world which will be displayed. You can select your country’s flag. If you know your country’s code, you can simply type it in.
Enter your current phone number
You will then be prompted to enter your phone number. This is the mobile number which you are currently using on your BlackBerry device. You should be connected to the internet so that Viber can send you a message successfully. Viber verifies the ownership of your number and you do not need to have an additional username or password so as to be able to use Viber.
Input the verification code
A verification code will be sent to your device to complete your verification and registration process. It takes a few minutes to receive the code depending on your internet connection. Wi-Fi or 3G connections work best with Viber. Also make sure that Viber is running so that you can be able to receive the code. Once you receive a 4-digit code, you can type it on your handset. If you are unable to receive the message verification, you can use a voice call instead.
Set up your profile
You can now start setting up your profile. This is adding a basic information about yourself. You will first set up a name that will be displayed when people see your phone number. This name is displayed to people that do not have your name on their contacts list. You can later add a profile picture. Viber allows you to take a photo instantaneously or can choose a picture from your image gallery. This image will also be visible to other users of Viber.
Update your contact list
Viber’s contact list is usually populated and updated automatically. All the people that are on your phone’s contact list that use Viber will be automatically entered to your Viber’s list of contacts. You can also update your contact list by refreshing your Viber’s contact page frequently. This assists you to decide if you can access these people through Viber. Remember that Viber calls and messaging is only possible if the other user has Viber. If the other user has already installed Viber, you can make a free Viber call and not use the expensive GSM calls. These calls can be made from your BlackBerry device, to anyone, anywhere at any time as long as they have an internet connection.
Troubleshooting Viber installation problems
Some issues could come up and you could experience a few problems with installing Viber on your BlackBerry device. One way to solve this is uninstalling and re-installing the application. This will be able to solve any problem that could have caused an unsuccessful installation of Viber. The uninstalling and re-installing process is easy, you can do this through these simple step-by-step instructions.
Uninstall Viber: Click on Viber from the home menu and select the icon uninstall or delete. This will successfully uninstall Viber. You can also go to settings and delete or data on Viber. This deletes all data you had entered during the installation process.
Re-installing Viber: If you had fully uninstalled Viber, restart your device. Download Viber as per the download instructions above and you can start the installation process. If you had simply deleted Viber’s data, you will not need to download the application again.
It is important to note that uninstalling Viber could delete all your data and your message history.
If you would like to update your current version of Viber, you can achieve this without uninstalling it. If you find it necessary to uninstall Viber on your Blackberry device so as to solve an issue, you can create a backup file before starting the uninstallation process.
What you can do with Viber for BlackBerry
After completing the installation process successfully, you will be able to use Viber’s many features. You can now send and receive messages through your BlackBerry device. You will share images with your friends. You will now be able to make and receive phone calls. The most interesting thing is that you will be able to use all these features all for free.
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Viber is a trending application that has given its users an ability to communicate cheaply, easily and effectively. Everyone that has a BlackBerry handset should not miss on this application. With a Wi-Fi or 3G connection, you will be able to send messages, share photos and make calls to friends all over the world.