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Free calling app Viber now has over 50 million users

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Free calling app Viber now has over 50 million users
Viber is a free calling and texting app that differs from Skype in that it’s fully integrated with your phone’s address book, has hit a huge 50 million user threshold. While not all are active, the stats along with the user count are equally impressive - Viber users are spending more than a billion minutes in calls every month and send nearly a billion text messages in a month.

Viber is available on both iOS and Android, and its users cumulatively make around 150 million calls each month, which works out at an average of around 3 calls per month. So this definitely suggests that not all 50 million users are active.

The application is also used for sending out an average of 20 million photo messages in a month.

Viber has been growing tremendously since its launch in late 2010 on iOS. The application expanded to Android in the middle of 2011, and together the platforms have brought Viber to 193 countries across the globe. The app continues its growth with nearly 200,000 new users registering every day.

Could it grow to be the success story for mobile devices that Skype has been previously? Are you using it? Let us know in the comments below.

source: TechCrunch

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posted on 14 Feb 2012, 04:44

1. Gogggo (Posts: 8; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


I just love Viber. It performs pretty well and rarely freezes or sometjhing. Does anyone have issues when using it on Android?

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 05:55

4. sgogeta4 (Posts: 392; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


It isn't supported by ICS yet.

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 20:39

5. harimura (Posts: 10; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)


Not working on ICS is something of an issue...

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 04:50

2. haikallp (Posts: 119; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


With a version for Blackberry coming out very soon and a version for windows phone coming out in the near future I'm sure this app will be even more successful.

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 05:06

3. ivanprskalo (Posts: 116; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


I like Viber on android.
Me and few my friends areusing it since 3-4 months ago.
It would be nice if they release Viber fot WP7 because almost half of my friends are on that OS.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 10:09

7. G8024XH (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


Friends don't let friends buy Windows Phone ... :)

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 09:37

6. Viber (Posts: 30; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)


Hi,

This is a member of the Viber Development Team!

Thank you for writing about Viber!
We are always happy to get good VIBE about Viber! :)

You will be happy to know that we've made some serious progress with the development of Viber for ICS, and if all goes as planned, it should be released over the next couple of weeks!

@ivanprskalo- Viber for WP OS is currently under development! :) Stay tuned for future updates.

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

Thanks,
Viber Team.

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