Ahoy matey, I be noticin’ your loneliness ever since we left port. Ye need to get used to leavin’ yer old ball n’ chain if ye really want to be a pirate like me. And if the blues be too heavy to bear, ye got yer smartphone there. Just call her up and get a whiff of her voice again. Now, if ye be a stinkin’ cheapskate, I be recommending Viber, a cost-saving communication app that I be using meself.
Viber isn’t a new app in the world of mobile communications. It has been around for a few years and has actually enticed more than 12 million people to use it. Well, you really can’t blame those 12 million people because Viber is truly a nifty little app. And that is spot on whether you are an Android junkie or an iOS Apple lover.
Save Money on Your Cell Plan
Making calls and sending SMS isn’t free. Mobile carriers will often provide you with a monthly plan that allows you a finite number of free calls and texts. They then charge you extra should you go beyond the appointed limit. If you got a lot of friends or are some kind of uncontrollable chatterbox, you know that all those additional calls and texts can cost a small fortune. This problem is where Viber becomes a godsend.
Viber is an app that allows you to communicate to your friends for free. Well, let me rephrase that – it lets you communicate with your friends that have Viber installed for free. Viber allows you to send instant messages or make voice calls as much as you want within the Viber network using the contacts database in your smartphone or tablet and a Wi-Fi or a mobile data network connection.
The Only Limitation
Viber is quite useful when you your friends have Viber and are online. It becomes rather useless if the people you need to contact isn’t online or if you don’t access to a Wi-Fi or data network. This is definitely the limitation. The good thing is that almost everywhere you go is connected one way or another – via Wi-Fi, 3G, or the latest LTE. So, the chances that you won’t be able to connect with your Viber buddies is pretty bleak. Hence, this really isn’t a big deal limitation.
Ease of Use
I love Viber. I love it more than Skype or Fring – and I do use both heavily as well. This is because I find Viber easier to use, what with the clean and clear interface, and the almost automatic integration to the smartphone’s calling system. If you want to call someone that uses Viber, you will have the option to use that or proceed with the standard mobile connection. If you have Skype and Fring installed, you will definitely have to choose what app will be the default call handling app. I would recommend going with Viber 8 out of 10 times, just because of the user-friendliness of the app.
Free, Free, and Free
Need I say more? It is free just like Skype, Fring, and all the other apps in the same boat. And with over 12 million people online on it, it is highly likely that you will find a good number of friends and contact addicted like crack to Viber.