Viber Exits Beta, Brings its 3G VoIP Calling to All Android Users


Viber is taking the beta tag off of their free VoIP app for Android, unleashing free WiFi and 3G calling to the masses. You hardly need to do a lick, with Viber requesting no registration and utilizing your existing contact list and phone number for dialing all of your friends and family without using your precious minutes. The service also features SMS with pop-up text message notifications, and you can set Viber as your default dialer. It’s a no-brainer if want to laugh all the way to the bank at your carrier’s expense.

[via Engadget]

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  1. Definately a KOOL find for android devices…Having options will always be KING..

    1. And you’re SO hip for using “KOOL” in this context. Please, you’re a 50 or so year old man. Act like one.

  2. how much battery does it use on average calls?

  3. I tried it, if your friend doesnt have the app then it uses your normal minutes! This article is innacurate

    1. True and important point. Viber will only work if the person you are calling also has Viber. Not as big of a deal now though since it is out of beta.

  4. Groove IP…

    1. Costs money and you must have Google Voice forward to gmail and I’ve heard it can get a little messed up with multiple logins too.

  5. Besides the other-caller-must-have-the-app thing, what’s the catch here? What’s in it for Viber?

  6. Hi,

    This is a member of the Viber Development Team!
    Thank you for your review of Viber. We are very happy that so many people worldwide are interested in our application.

    About your concerns: Why is Viber free?
    For now, Viber’s focus is on adding platforms, adding features (such as text messages) and improving overall system performance. At the same time, we are working on additional future premium services that will generate revenues. The basic Viber service – Viber to Viber phone calls and text messages – will ALWAYS be free.

    Viber uses about 0.5MB per minute of call (0.25 in and 0.25 out) and negligible amounts of data per Viber text. Battery drain, as much as we tested it, is relatively low (you have to remember that you ARE making a call. Even making a call through your Android app drains battery).

    If anyone has any questions/suggestions for Viber, please feel free to write, and I will address them shortly.

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