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Viber for Windows Phone 8 finally gets free VoIP calling, adds HD audio

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Viber for Windows Phone 8 finally gets free VoIP calling, adds HD audio
Viber has been one of the most popular VoIP clients and is often seen as a direct competitor to Skype. It works quietly at the background at all times so you can get calls on it without having the app explicitly open. But up until now its most prominent feature, the free voice calls between users was only available on Android and iOS, and not on Windows Phone.

That changes today as Viber is rolling out a massive update for Windows Phone 8 adding VoIP calling with HD audio. In addition, you get lockscreen notifications and the option to pin conversations as Live Tiles on the Start screen.

The new Viber for Windows Phone also allows sharing pictures and group chats with as many as 40 people. If you want to use the free voice calls at all times without having to worry about a running Skype app in the background, or if you just don’t like Skype for some reason, Viber is a great alternative.

source: Windows Phone Blog

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posted on 03 Apr 2013, 02:42 12

1. sharz7474 (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)

Finally, Thank You so much!..........:)

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 03:11 6

3. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

according to GSMArena. Developers are interested in making WP apps. Hope we will see 300k apps this year end.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 02:59 7

2. ishtiak (Posts: 6; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)

Windows 8 application are so elegant...looking forward for 520 as my secondary one :-)

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 03:39 6

4. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)

I want to switch to windows phone.. :)

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 04:28

5. rabih_z (Posts: 45; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

is there any idea when will the lumia 720 will be available?

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 04:29

6. sportsinger75 (Posts: 71; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)

All we need now is Voxer... It's the only app that isn't available on Windows Phone that's keeping me from using it full time.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 05:43 4

7. Rayanx10 (Posts: 45; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)

congratulation for windows phone users this is great news for you all.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 11:49

8. Muzhhur (Posts: 261; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)

Already have, I never use it in my iphone, so lets try whit my lumia

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 05:08 2

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

Hi guys,
This is an official representative from Viber.

Thank you for this article - we at Viber are just as excited as you are about our new release :)

We are here to receive feedback and questions directly from our users. Please don't hesitate to contact us, and we'd be happy to assist.

Best regards,
Viber Team

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