Android apps Viber 3.0

Published on July 22nd, 2011 | by Wira


Free Calls and Messages with Viber for Android

After long waited, now we can free calls and messages with Viber for Android phone. Previously, we already post an article about Viber for Android but need invitation to get it. For now, we can download Viber for Android for free. The app requires Android 2.0 and up. It already installed on My Xperia X10 Android phone with Android 2.1 Éclair. If the Viber for Android minimum requirement is Android 2.0, the app will applicable also once Xperia X10 gets the update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

At the first attempt, Viber for Android reminds me about Whatsapp messenger. Viber needs granted permission access for our address book before sending activation code through the text messaging to the number that submitted to them. But all of this is free. And the interesting is, Viber provides deactivation feature. It is a different feature compare to Whatsapp messenger app.

Just to remind me and you, Viber is previously an iPhone application that lets us make free phone calls and send free text messages to other users that have Viber installed. And now, Viber available for free for Android phone. That’s mean, we are as Android user can continue to communicate with iPhone Viber user. With Viber, we can make phone calls to any other Viber user for free, and the sound quality is much better than a regular call. You can call any Viber user, anywhere in the world, for free and now also text them. All Viber features are 100% FREE and do not require any additional “in application” purchase.

Viber for Android is now in v2.0.0.110519. On this latest version, some features have been added to ensure Viber user more comfort and feel free to use it. Some features of Viber for Android such as:

– Absolutely Free and without Ads
Viber and all Viber features are absolutely free and do not require any additional “in application” purchase. Once you and your friends install the free Viber application, you can use it to talk and also text as much as you want. Just makes sure all your friends get Viber! All you need is an Internet connection: 3G or WiFi where available. On top of that, Viber doesn’t contain any annoying ads.

– Free International Charges
It doesn’t matter where you or your friends are, be it on the same network or in a totally different country. You can talk for as much as you want, for free. Just make sure your friends have Viber too.

– Use the phone number as ID
No username, password, and/or registration. As I mention above, just type your number on the field activation to receive the activation code. You know your friend’s phone number, so why bother with yet another username and password? Viber uses your phone number as your ID and lets you make free Viber phone calls to any of your friends that have Viber – using their phone number.

– No Buddies to add
The app just needs to access our address book to add the contact. Unlike applications like Skype, Window Live Messenger or Fring where you need to “add buddies” and have them approve you, Viber behaves just like a phone. Just like you don’t need to “add” someone in order to call them; you don’t need to add your friends in order to call them on Viber. If you know their phone number, then you know their Viber number, and you’re ready to go!

– Don’t kill your Viber
Let Viber always ON in your Android phone. Ensure you select the app if you use Advanced Task Killer or similar app. This is important to ensure you always get incoming calls/messages notifications, we strongly recommend you to keep Viber running in the background. This doesn’t drain your battery or use up memory and improves your Viber experience.

– Better sound quality
Viber uses state of the art technology in order to make sure the sound quality you get is much better than GSM or a regular phone call.

– More features added
More features coming. Viber still in hard at work bringing many more features to your Viber phone. More ringtones (and custom ones), wallpapers, location based services and more are all coming soon to Viber!

Please watch out the video below to give you more information regarding the app. How Viber for Android works to make free phone calls and send free text messages.

However Viber for Android needs some changes or updates to give the user more comfortable when use the app. We just notice if the Viber contact section won’t update with new contact even pressed the refresh button. I confuse when I want to exit from the app because no exit button. What I must to do is deactivate my Viber account to exit from Viber. Hopefully, some minor bugs will fixed on next update or version. But overall, I like the app and think to replace Whatsapp messenger app with Viber.

Viber for Android is free available to download from download link or mirror link below. Once again, the download link contains apk file of Viber for Android, what do you need to do is install manually the apk file with APK installer. Have fun and enjoy the Viber for Android to make free phone calls and send free text messages.

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20 Responses to Free Calls and Messages with Viber for Android

  1. Viber says:


    This is a member of the Viber Development Team!
    Thank you for your review of Viber. We are very happy to see that so many people worldwide take interest in our application.

    I’d just like to mention that in our new version 2.0.1 (now in Market), Viber has an “Exit” button, and the contact identification problem has been fixed. Blog author – please try it out, and we’ll appreciate if you could update your review :)

    If anyone has any questions/suggestions for Viber, please feel free to write, and I will address them shortly.

    • Dev says:


      I have a sony xperia Z and when i disconnect the data services and try to use viber over wifi i encounter issues like, the incoming call is not audible and when i try to make an out going call i am advised to turn on the internet connection, no issues with any other apps that follow the same rules, could you please explain why and is there any remedy for it. thanks

      • Wira says:

        Are you using the latest version of Viber?, since the latest viber has been resolved like what you experience

        – One-sided audio on several Xperia devices has been resolved.

  2. beverly nisnisan says:

    i just want to ask if viber application also will install in sony ericson experia x8? ijust want to know..thankyou

  3. lilham says:

    does viber work on sony ericsson xperia x8 ?

  4. Duraid says:


    I have sonyericsson arc s type but I couldn’t make and receive viber calls from my contact list,

    Any update, help, please

  5. richa says:

    I want to download viber in my phone please tell me how to download viber in x8

  6. bimal says:

    Why do download viber

  7. maya says:

    hi there viber team.

    I had a lenovo phone A60, When im tryng to install viber app on my phone it keeps telling me that its canot be installed and it keep saying error _120. I have an android 2.3.5 as an operating system. I just bought my phone and im not sure if its your app or it is just the phone that has a problem.

  8. ahmet says:

    hallo i am metifrom kosovo i like to download viber in my telephon sony ericsson xperia 8 istalieren helm me wecan but i have to se in maker from comunikation get noi don no we can thank you

  9. javad says:

    It’s a very nice

  10. Adi says:

    Does viber work on Sony Experia U? Plz if u have it or know the answer.. REPLY…

  11. Fi says:

    I want to download viber in my phone please tell me how to download viber sony ericsson Xperia mini

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  13. susie says:

    is viber working on xperia go? cause i try it but i cannot recieve the code? :( pleaase i want to use viber too :(

  14. Maru says:

    my phone is a sony experia go. the first time i bought it last september 2012 i was able to download the app and have been using ever since. however yesterday (19feb) there was an upgrade for viber. and the problem occured, i cant open or use it, so i decided to uninstall the app and re-installed. after it was installed i gave my mobile number and tapped “continue”. unfortunately there was no sms msg received, and the viber interface just closed. i tried to tap on the icon but it wont launch. i tried to uninstall and install all over again n again. still no sms msg for the code and the interface just wont launch.

    what should i do? what can u suggest? pls help!!!!

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