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Third-party messaging services are proving ultra-popular. Just ask Viber, the latest free messaging and VoIP app to skip past the 200 million users mark. Viber, which allows free calls, text messaging, and picture sharing, has been playing it smart by supporting a variety of platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows, BlackBerry, Nokia, and Bada. As of today, it's also available on the desktop for Windows and Mac systems. "People spend a substantial amount of time on their smartphones," said Talmon Marco, CEO of Viber. "However, a lot of that usage takes place at home or in the office, where they... Read more...
VoIP services have skyrocketed as of late, with Skype being purchased by Microsoft for a whopping $8 billion. It's fairly clear that communications are moving towards Internet-based solutions (at least in part), and a new app from Viber is evidence of that.   Viber is yet another VoIP app, but this new Android build (iOS already exists) brings it to millions of new users. To date, it has racked up over 12 million active users, which lets them call other Viber users or dial out to actual phone lines.   The Android build of this app is actually improved over the iOS version in a few key... Read more...
VoIP mobile applications have been around for nearly as long as app stores have existed, and Skype alone has seemingly taken over that industry. But there are other options out there, like Fring. Today, another new alternative has come to light, and it may be the most powerful and attractive of all. The app is called Viber, and while it's iOS only for now (made for iPhones), an Android version is coming soon. This VoIP app, unlike many, is designed to work either over 3G or Wi-Fi; most cannot make calls over 3G. The other great thing about Viber is how it integrates with your phone. In the Skype... Read more...