As we all know, cell phone carriers charge for nearly everything.
The cost can shoot up if you are traveling outside your country. So if you still cannot connect to your family and friends because you do not have the luxury of money to make calls, then you are still left out. Fortunately, we have found a better way to text and to make calls for free. It is a simple app for Android and iOS devices that allow you to make free calls to anyone anywhere around the world.
While there are several instant messaging apps in the App store like Tango and Google Hangouts, which allows you to make calls and send messages in a similar fashion, Viber is still the best app to choose. This is especially true when you want to avoid international calling charges. Plus, it has plenty of incredible features that make it stand out from the rest.
How to Set Up
When you download the app, you need to set it up as well. Once you open your app, you will be required to enter your phone number. You will also permit the app to access your contact list, after which, you will get a text message with a code that you will enter for verification purposes. Once this process is complete, your account will automatically sync to your device. You can go through the contact list to see which of your contacts already use Viber.
How the App Works
When you want to call or text someone, you need to open the app. Once you have opened it, tap the contact you want to call or text. Remember the contact must be using Viber as well. Also, you need to have a WI-FI connection. If not, you will be charged data and calling usage.
If you have a number of people to chat with, you can use Viber like most other messenger apps such as WhatsApp and Telegram. Aside from messages, you can send photos, videos, short audio clips, emoticons and even your location.
Sending a text message is very easy, and you can set up a group text too! There is also a microphone that you can touch to create a short audio clip. If you want to add something funny to the conversation, then you can use a doodle feature. While it is not an important feature, it lets you have some fun with your friends.
Video and Audio Calls
Unlike most instant messaging apps out there, Viber lets you make both audio and video calls. The app supports both 3G and 4G connection. You can call anyone around the world as long as they also have the app.
There is no denying that Viber is the way to go for free local and international calling. It has made it easy to stay in touch with all your friends and relatives around the globe. In the coming years, there might be other similar applications that will be offering more attractive free calls and text features. But as at the moment, Viber is the best app to consider.