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Old 05-05-2014
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Viber Free Call and Messaging App
  

We have tons of chat messengers for Android. But there is something which is quite seriously designed to give you maximum benefit. An app through which you can make calls, send free message, group chat, share photos, videos, location, and many more things. I am talking about Viber. It is a free voice calling and messaging app that offers you a one stop solution for all your communication needs. This app is being used by millions of users worldwide. It gives you options to make free calls among Viber to Viber on Wi-Fi and Telecom network. The app is nicely optimized to work with android. It is also available for iOS platform. Viber has also introduced Viber Out feature. You can now make calls on those numbers which does not has Viber installed on them. That means you can talk though telecom network. But it is a paid feature. Right now Viber only gives this feature on trial basis. Somewhat similar to Skype. Viber is a smart application. It is not just limited to chatting. It is a kind of hangout place where you can chat with your friends and share so many things. Viber comes with a composite feature of many popular communication apps for Android. That is why it is very useful. Along with mobile app it also comes in Desktop version. You can install it no Windows, Mac and Linux. There is no other app in the market that gives you these features.

Features:
  • Chat/Group Chat with your friends
  • HD Sound Call on Wi-Fi and 3G.
  • Share Images, Videos, Audio Messages, location, stickers and emoticons.
  • Add upto 100 people in a Group Chat
  • New stickers available in Sticker Market
  • Push Notification Support
  • Desktop Version available.
UI & Features:

Viber is a complete communication app. It has text based communication supports; you can make calls and also share multimedia files. It is easy to use with simple interface. Once installed the app automatically detects number from your contact list and detects people who are using Viber. For non-viber users you have to use Viber Out. A kind of service through which you can make call on any mobile number that cost around 1.9cent per minute. It is free on trial basis. Interaction is quite easy with Viber. You can instantly create groups and invite your friends for chatting. The main screen has three sections. The first one shows you recent chats, second opens your contact list and the last one is the call log section. It shows details about Viber calls.

Viber Chat Messenger

At the bottom there are three icons. The first one is to start a chat and add multiple people to a group. The second is to search a contact and last one will give you access to the settings.

Viber Chat Messenger

You can connect your Facebook and Twitter account also. It will import the contacts that you can use for communication later on. The app has limited customization features. You can add your favorite background on the chat window. Viber is very effective and easy to use. It gives you almost various things in one place. There is no need to use different apps. Along with mobile version you can use Desktop version as well. Just install it and pair it with your phone.

Viber Chat Messenger

The desktop app just asks you the mobile number and Viber shows up pairing code. That?s it; the app is synced with your pc. You can do all those things which are provided on the mobile phone. It is a very impressive feature. Sometime we have some image and videos in our pc and want to share it, we have to transfer to the phone. Here you just need the desktop app to share things. I found Viber very comfortable in usage.

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Viber Chat Messenger

Viber offers you cool things to communicate. You can send additional things like Doodle and many cool emoticons. There are three major sections available when you start typing. The first lies on the left side that gives you stickers. To send it you just have to tap on any stickers. Below you can see a purple bar with plus icon. You can add more stickers from here. Once you send anything the other person will get a popup screen window. This is the instantly reply thing.

Viber Chat Messenger

The second section is adding photos and videos. You can add doodle or just send your audio message. You can share your location instantly by tapping on Send location. Remember you have to turn on your GPS for this.

Viber Chat Messenger

The last section is placed on the right side. It consists of all emoticons. Choose pictures on the basis of your mood to express yourself. Viber has quite a good amount of various emoticons images. Overall Viber is an effective commutation app. It has many features and smart UI. The app works really well if you are on 3G or on Wi-Fi. Those on slow network will have a bit issue in receiving images, videos and audio message. This will be slower.
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Performance:

Viber works fine. It does not slow down your phone. Call quality is good if you have a good internet speed. I had tested this on 2G also which takes a bit time to receive audio message and images. Compared to other chat messenger apps, Viber has many things. It is fast and offers you to send sms and make calls to non Viber users also. It is more than a chatting app. You can connect your Facebook and Twitter account with it. The best part here is that you can instantly share your location with your friends and family. Viber reads and imports your phone contacts instantly. It notifies you numbers which are using Viber. For slow network it is recommended that you avoid sharing sticker, audio and videos. Simple chat will be effective.

Viber Chat Messenger

Viber for Desktop:

Viber comes for Windows, Mac and Linux. Being cross platform software you can use it easily on your system. You can instantly transfer a call to your pc from the dialer menu. The call will be instantly transferred to the pc paired with your device. It works really well. There is no other communication app available that offer you this feature. You have to use a separate version for Desktop and Phone. But Viber mixes this both things. With single account you can manage both platforms.

Viber Chat Messenger

Conclusion:

Viber is one of the best messaging apps available. It is a one stop solution for effective communication. Whether you use it for your personal or professional usage, the app offers quite effective solution at no cost. You only have to pay if you want to use Viber Out which is a calling feature. Viber Out cost 1.9cent per minute on making international calls. This is a bit cheaper compared to what telecom providers are offering. You have to buy credits to use Viber Out. Other than this you can download various stickers and have a bit of fun with your friends. The app supports push notification that delivers alert even when Viber in offline. You can also install Viber on your Desktop through which you can share more things, help or join a conference and enjoy faster connectivity using your existing broadband connection.
Pros:
  • Smart Interface
  • HD Sound Quality on 3G
  • Lots of Stickers and cool Emoticons
  • Desktop Version
Cons:
  • Works best over 3G only
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Old 20-05-2014
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Thank you for the info! Very informational!
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Old 15-07-2014
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I used Viber for voice calling it really great. Clarity is awesome. But it doesn't connect everytime you want. Getting connected someone is bit difficult.
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Old 28-07-2014
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Re: Viber Free Call and Messaging App

Hi

I loved Viber and used it for a very long time till my slow speed internet the voice calls started breaking! :/ Then I switched on to Photo4tune which is an amazing alternative and is available for download on Playstore!
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