Viber for Windows Phone 8 now comes with Viber Out to call any number
With an aim to generate more revenue and compete Microsoft-owned Skype, Viber for Windows Phone 8 has got ‘Viber Out’ feature that enables voice calling on non-Viber mobile and landline numbers. In addition to voice calling, Viber version 4.1 allows users to send video messages and multiple photos at the same time and supports hands-free Bluetooth.
On announcing the release of Viber version 4.1 for Windows Phone 8, Talmon Marco, CEO of Viber, said;
“Viber Out has been a game changer for our users and allows them to rely on Viber for all their communication needs. With the addition of this critical feature to our Windows Phone 8 version, we are ensuring that the complete Viber experience is available on as many platforms as possible. This focus on cross-platform support is one of our most important commitments to our users.”
Viber introduced Viber Out feature in December last year to compete Skype. Similar to Microsoft’s Skype, Viber Out allows users to make voice calls on non-Viber mobile and landline numbers across the globe for a cheaper call rate than usual mobile network. The company partnered with several operators across the globe to provide Viber Out.
Alongside Viber Out, Viber version 4.1 for Windows Phone 8 has some additional new features as well. The updated Viber for Windows Phone 8 has ability to send video messages and multiple photos at the same time. These new features would encourage some users of other instant messengers to test Viber on their Windows Phone 8 devices. Besides, the updated app has a support for hands-free Bluetooth which enables seamlessly transfer of calls to a Bluetooth headset.
With all the new features and some improvements, Viber version 4.1 for Windows Phone 8 is now available for download on Windows Phone Store.