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Viber iPhone app adds free texts to its free calls service

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Viber iPhone app adds free texts to its free calls service

Viber, an iOS telephony app, might mimic Skype in functionality, but with the addition of free text messaging in the latest 2.01 version it might even make you switch to its services. Unlike Skype, Viber integrates tightly with your iPhone's phone book, so you don't have to keep a third-party app open at all times. In addition, you also get unobtrusive notifications allowing you to continue what you're doing without being distracted.

After installing it, you can call and text other Viber users for free and push notifications won't let you miss a message or a call. The new version adds a fresh polish to the user interface. So why don't you check it out on the App Store (an Android version is in the works as well), the voice quality is pretty decent and it's free. Nothing can beat that, can it?

source: TUAW

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posted on 01 Apr 2011, 08:09

1. android_hitman (unregistered)

nice april's fool :) thoughm, gsmarena are better at this :)

posted on 01 Apr 2011, 18:12 1

2. iHate_My_iPhone (unregistered)

Android_hitman is a douche. Lol
It is not an April's Fool joke. Lol

posted on 03 Apr 2011, 02:16

5. Viber (unregistered)

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.

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

posted on 03 Apr 2011, 06:33

6. rafxfxfxfxd (unregistered)

Pffft... you don't need to spend on calls or texts, but you need a lot of internet bandwidth. :\.. And internet is a lot more expensive than calls. Like.. 1000x. So.. What's the point?

posted on 06 Apr 2011, 06:05

7. Viber (unregistered)

That's not entirely true.
A user can choose to to use WiFi. In that case his internet would be completely free.
Otherwise, even on 3G, Viber uses only 0.5MB per minute of call. In most countries that is cheaper than making a regular call.


posted on 13 Apr 2011, 06:29

8. ptiew (unregistered)

Can I use the Plantronics Discovery 975 bluetooth earphone on Viber 2.0.2? How compatible? Please advise.

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 07:30

9. Viber (unregistered)


Apple allows only SOME external devices (earphones, bluetooth, etc.) to work with 3rd party applications (that are not the main iPhone application).

We improved our support for such devices, but there is a limit to what we can do, as some devices are restricted by Apple, and we cannot bypass it.
All we can recommend is for you to try it out, until you find an earphone that works with Viber.

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