Viber: 10 Million Downloads, Plus Free Text Messaging Soon


If you’re not using Viber, you’re missing out on one of the best free VoIP apps on the iPhone. We first reviewed Viber in early December. It’s an awesome app because the call clarity is excellent when you have a good connection, plus it uses Push notifications to alert you of an incoming call, saving battery life.

In just over two months, Viber has amassed over 10 million downloads. Yes, you read that correctly. The company will soon be offering an update that includes free messaging coming this month. Upcoming is an Android version of the app to talk to your non-iPhone friends. The problem with these sort of apps is getting your friends to download them. But 10 million people have have managed to do so already.

Are you using Viber? You’ll save on long distance and daytime minutes!

Click here to download Viber, it’s free.



  • Skatergirlerica

    Could you please tell me how NetTalk and Viber are different? Or are they essentially the same thing?
    Thank-you 🙂

  • Hello,
    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.

  • Well,

    1. Viber does not require login/password in order to log in, unlike the great majority of VoIP applications today, but instead it uses the user’s original cellular phone number. This makes the registration process very quick, and helps users find other friends who have Viber very easily. This way more and more friends recommend each other to install Viber, and have free calls.

    2.Also, Viber doesn’t have to be open when receiving a call, thanks to Viber’s support of Push Notifications feature. This means that Viber saves battery, and that users are always available to receive Viber’s free calls.