How Do I Make Free International Calls on iPhone With Viber?

By Andrew Tennyson

Viber is a text and voice-over-IP platform designed for use on computers and mobile devices. Viber uses Wi-Fi and cellular data networks to send texts and make calls. Provided the people you’re trying to contact also have Viber, you can call them for free from anywhere in the world.

Step 1

Download and install the free [Viber app]( on your iPhone. I've you've never installed an app directly on an iOS 8.1 device before, open the App Store on your iPhone, search or browse for Viber and then tap the “Free” button on the app’s Details page to install it. Viber is found in the Social Networking category in the App Store.

Step 2

Join a Wi-Fi network. If you’ve never done this before, open the Settings app, tap “Wi-Fi” and toggle the “Wi-Fi” switch to the On position. Tap the name of the Wi-Fi network you want to join and enter its password, if prompted.

Step 3

Open the Viber app on your iPhone.

Step 4

Configure your account or log in if you already have a Viber account. When you create a new account, Viber prompts you to select your home country and enter your phone number. It also prompts you to import your contacts. When you import contacts, Viber automatically notes which contacts have Viber and are therefore available to receive free international calls.

Step 5

Open the Contacts list and select the person you want to call. Only those contacts identified with Viber badges are available to receive free calls.

Step 6

Tap the “Free Call” button to call the selected contact.

Tips & Warnings

  • If the contact you want to call isn’t already in your phone’s contacts, add the person directly in Viber. Open the Viber contact list and tap the “Add Contact” button. The Add Contact button is identified by a plus sign. Fill out the person’s contact information in the provided fields, making sure to enter her full phone number and country code. Viber then checks whether the person has the Viber app on her phone and, if she does, places a Viber badge next to her name on your contacts list. You can then tap the person’s name and press “Free Call” to place a free international call to her.
  • Versions of Viber are also available for Android, Windows Phone and desktop computers. You can place calls from your iPhone to people using any of these devices provided they've installed the Viber application.
  • To make international calls to people who don’t have Viber, you need to purchase ViberOut credits.