Thursday, January 29, 2015
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With local mobile service providers charging heavily on roaming services, the Viber free international calls could not have come at a better time.
Viber also offers free text messages to and from anywhere on Earth. Although Viber is a newcomer in the market, it is proving to be a game changer as it seeks to upstage mainstream competitors in the battle for customers.
In order to enjoy the free international calls and texts you need to have either an Android supported Smartphone or an iPhone. With any of these, you are good to go.
Secondly, make sure your phone can access high quality mobile network. Third Generation (3G) and/or wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) are recommended as this platform requires an efficient network that is stable and reliable. Clearly, 2G will not do this international task.
Viber is positioning itself as a different service provider while countering competition from Nimbuzz, Skype, Gtalk, Yahoo and WhatsApp. This is because it does not require its users to log in with unnecessary user identities, such as emails and tedious confirmations. All you need to do is have your phone number ready and it will be used as your identifier.
The above feature makes Viber easy to use. Many a times users are turned away by bureaucratic procedures of opening and running online accounts which do not necessarily translate to better security of the data they post. With Viber, it is simple and user friendly.
Another important requirement that is quite obvious and perhaps needless to say is that you and your international friends need to have installed Viber software in your devices. You cannot send a Viber SMS to a user who does not use the application already. However, you can call non-Viber users, but at a cost, usually through credits bought from the application’s website.
Verify your Number
Once you have downloaded and successfully installed Viber on your device, confirm your mobile number. This is done by filling in the confirmation dialog box to verify your number. This is the number Viber will use to notify you about the improvements and other relevant information about their services.
Now you can successfully launch your Viber app. Once you are ready, use the phone keypad to type the desired number. It is that simple. The global call will be made normally as the local one you usually dial on your GSM or CDMA networks. You do not need additional sign ups. It is a direct link to the outside world.
If you have used Skype in the past you will find Viber easy to use. However, unlike Skype, Viber does not charge on international calls; it is totally free. Neither does it require users to add contacts or ask for additional user IDs. With only your phone number you are okay. Other contacts will be imported from your mobile phone’s contact list.
Be Patient while Loading
On the flip side, the verification of Viber setup may take a few seconds. Thus, you need to be patient enough for the code to be processed. Once the code has been generated you can make free local and international calls.
To save on the power used, the Viber app runs in the background but it will be activated once you receive free calls or text messages from friends around the globe.
Viber is available for free in Apple App Store and Google Play Store.