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Viber Launches ‘Viber Out’ Worldwide, Allowing More Than 200 Million Users to Make Low-Cost Calls to Any Phone Number
|Viber Marks Its Third Birthday By Unveiling Version 4.1 Which Includes The Global Launch Of Viber Out And New Content For Its Sticker Market |
ME NewsWire / Business Wire
LONDON - Tuesday, December 10th 2013
Viber (www.viber.com) announced today the release of Viber 4.1 for Android and iPhone which includes the full global launch of Viber Out, a new feature that allows users to make low-cost calls to any mobile or landline phone number.
Viber had previously enabled Viber Out for users in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan to help users contact friends and loved ones. To provide free calls from the Philippines, Viber partnered with telcos across the world including Telecom Austria, Telecom New Zealand, Hutchison, Bharti Airtel, Telecom Italia, Citic, Netvision Cellcom, Mada Communication and Omantel. Viber also partnered with Globe Telecom to allow users worldwide to call the Philippines for free.
Now with the official worldwide launch, Viber Out enables all Viber users to call anyone worldwide at low rates on Android, iPhone and Desktop, coming to Windows Phone in the future. Viber Out credit can be bought with an in-app purchase from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, or with a credit card via Viber Desktop. Additionally, Viber Out has a significantly lower price-per-call than other competing services due to lower per minute rates and the omission of connection fees.
"Viber Out gives our millions of users a new way to use Viber and ensures that they can reach any contact at any time,” said Talmon Marco, CEO of Viber. "We will continue to improve Viber Out, keeping our users connected at the most affordable rates possible.”
Unlike competing services, Viber Out displays your real phone number to the recipient so he or she knows who is calling. Further, Viber Out on Desktop has your phone’s address book so you don’t have to remember numbers or dial them manually.
Viber Out joins the Viber Sticker Market as the app’s second paid feature. As part of this release, Viber added new stickers and will continue to add more content. Viber also released a new promotional video highlighting one of its signature characters – Violet.
The video is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uMj6ntj_9o
Viber is developed by Viber Media, a pioneering mobile messaging and VoIP company. Viber lets everyone in the world connect. Freely. Viber users can send free text messages, fun stickers, photos, videos and doodles, share locations anywhere in the world, make free HD-quality calls, communicate with Push-To-Talk on iPhone®, Android phones and tablets,™ Windows Phone, Blackberry®, Windows®, Mac, Linux, Symbian, Nokia S40 and Bada devices over 3G/4G or WiFi connections. Now, Viber Out enables users to make low-cost calls to any phone number around the world. With more than 200 million users in 193 countries, Viber is constantly innovating by introducing new platforms and adding fun new features.
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