In my previous article, I did mentioned about Viber. Since there are still people who still don’t know what is Viber yet, so it is best I introduce what is Viber.
Viber is a smartphone application where it allows you to send text message and make phone calls over the Internet. By saying “Internet”, yes, as long as your smartphone are 3G capable or Wifi capable, you can make VOIP calls for free. But of course, you need to pay your Internet bill lar. Unless you are using those free Wifi at some Kopitiam or Starbucks etc.
Viber used to be an app which exclusive for iPhones/iPod only. But with Android become very popular, they had started to release an Android version. And soon, they are going to release Blackberry and Nokia’s Symbian version as well. So at this moment, only iPhone/iPod and Android users can use this app.
For using this app, it is actually very simple. You don’t even need to register for an account.
What you need to do, is just download and install Viber. Then when the first time you run the app, it will ask you for your phone number. Just key in your phone number, and wait for the activation SMS to be send to you. The activation SMS contains a 4 digit code. Just key in that code in your Viber to activate it, then you are good to go.
So, how about your contact list? When the first time you run the app, it will ask for your permission for it to access your contact book of your phone. Just grant the permission, and it will check for all the phone numbers in your contact book and if it found any of those numbers match the numbers in their user database, those contacts will be listed in your Viber contact list.
To be honest, compare to Whatsapp, I prefer Viber, since Whatsapp only able for text messaging, while Viber can do both text messaging and VOIP call, although Viber do not have fancy emoticons like what Whatsapp have.
So, how to download?
Very simple. Just search for “Viber” in your AppStore if you are using iPhone, and if you are using an Android phone, search for “Viber” in Android Market.
For Android phone users, if for some reason, you can’t see Viber in your Android Market(most probably you are using China Android phone), you may download the .apk file at the link below.
Viber Installer For Android