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#1 alexalex

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 16:36

https://market.andro...=com.viber.voip

Viber - Be Free to Communicate. Call and text anyone, anywhere.
Viber is an Android* and iPhone application that lets you make free phone calls and send free text messages to other users that have Viber installed. When you use Viber, your phone calls to any other Viber user are free, and the sound quality is much better than a regular call. You can call any Viber user, anywhere in the world, for free and now also text them. All Viber features are 100% FREE and do not require any additional “in application” purchase.





#2 BetaAddict

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 17:28

How is this any different than Skype, which is already available for all smartphones and has a much larger userbase? But of course, text messages cost money with Skype, but there is gmail/gvoice for that.

#3 SuperKid

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 17:31

Viber sounds like a sex toy.

#4 zeta_immersion

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 17:34

Viber sounds like a sex toy.



and it works gooooogggoooooodddddddddddd

i think coming form a woman would have sounded much better ... i am ashamed of myself (at work atm)

#5 Scorbing

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:46

I just downloaded the latest version of this application. It has gotten much, much better. It is beautiful and works quite well. Sound quality is very good.

#6 Raa

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:13

Apart from the thread resurrection, I did try this a long time ago and it was mediocre, at best (battery drained quickly). I tried it again more recently and while it had improved (the battery drain issue wasn't "as bad"), it still had some way to go.

I can't complain for the price paid, however!

Edited by Raa, 31 January 2013 - 04:55.


#7 Scorbing

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:16

Apart from the thread resurrection, I did try this a long time ago and it was mediocre, at best. I tried it again more recently and while it had improved, it still had some way to go.

I can't complain for the price paid, however!



It is not a bad app at all. Can't beat the price: FREE and NO ADS!!!!!. I like it better than Whatapp. Whatapp has a habit of not sending messages sometimes. It gets stuck for some reason sometimes. Viber sends them very fast. Voice quality is not bad at all.

#8 68k

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:48

A family member installed it on their iPhone, and it kept draining the battery pretty quickly. In the end, I uninstalled it.

Has anyone else had the same experience?

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:50

A family member installed it on their iPhone, and it kept draining the battery pretty quickly. In the end, I uninstalled it.

Has anyone else had the same experience?



The iPhone battery is less than stellar dude. iPhones are well known for draining that battery for nothing. I used to have one and gave it up. I have had Viber installed on my Note 2 and so far, so good.

#10 LUTZIFER

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:57

Do you have to add contacts and do others have to have the same app?
Or do you connect to other networks like Facebook, Skype, etc. etc.
Are voice calls to landlines? And text to cellphone numbers?
Didn't find much info on the site.
I guess what I'm getting at, is if it's just another messenger program that you and your contacts both have to have, then it's not much use.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:03

Do you have to add contacts and do others have to have the same app?
Or do you connect to other networks like Facebook, Skype, etc. etc.
Are voice calls to landlines? And text to cellphone numbers?
Didn't find much info on the site.
I guess what I'm getting at, is if it's just another messenger program that you and your contacts both have to have, then it's not much use.


I will answer your questions in the order you made them:

1. Others need to have the app if you want to text them or call them and use all the features of the app
2. You can connect to Facebook and Twitter for messaging
3. Voice calls and texts are for those who have the same app

Why is it of not much use? The advantage with it, and I will give you my case as an example, my girlfriend has absolutely no cellular signal where she lives so she connects to her WIFI and we use Viber to talk and text, so it is very useful for situations like that. The texting is also better than stock messaging because its instant and it tells you when the person on the other end is typing and if they received the message or not.

It's very useful dude. Think of it as a marriage between Skype and Whatapp but without the video capabilities.

#12 LUTZIFER

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:13

I will answer your questions in the order you made them:

1. Others need to have the app if you want to text them or call them and use all the features of the app
2. You can connect to Facebook and Twitter for messaging
3. Voice calls and texts are for those who have the same app

Why is it of not much use? The advantage with it, and I will give you my case as an example, my girlfriend has absolutely no cellular signal where she lives so she connects to her WIFI and we use Viber to talk and text, so it is very useful for situations like that. The texting is also better than stock messaging because its instant and it tells you when the person on the other end is typing and if they received the message or not.

It's very useful dude. Think of it as a marriage between Skype and Whatapp but without the video capabilities.

Thanx for the reply.
When I mean "no use", I mean that it is no use to me if Im the only one with it and no friends have it.
But as you stated, it connects with Facebook and Skype, so yeah it'd be useful then.
It's just that I find it hard trying to talk friends into trying new stuff, and unless they do, a new communications program isn't much use.
Ive been through that on computer for many many years.

#13 Scorbing

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:16

Thanx for the reply.
When I mean "no use", I mean that it is no use to me if Im the only one with it and no friends have it.
But as you stated, it connects with Facebook and Skype, so yeah it'd be useful then.
It's just that I find it hard trying to talk friends into trying new stuff, and unless they do, a new communications program isn't much use.
Ive been through that on computer for many many years.


I understand, but just get them to try it. I had to convince my GF to download it and try it and she loved it more than Whatapp. So much, she deleted Whatapp for good. It doesn't hurt to try it. If you don't like it, uninstall it and be happy. Just ask your friends to give it a try. I am sure they will like it once they see what it can do.

#14 Scorbing

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:22

Viber for Android: https://play.google....iber.voip&hl=en

Viber for iOS: https://itunes.apple...d382617920?mt=8

Viber for Windows Phone: http://www.windowsph...65-e6bc6c8e35da

Viber for Blackberry: http://viber.com/#blackberry

Viber for Nokia: http://viber.com/#nokia

Viber for BADA: http://viber.com/#bada

#15 LUTZIFER

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:28

Wow, definitely universal. Screenshots for all the different phones look good. Could catch on and be a big thing.



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