Viber for BlackBerry is here!

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Viber is not only a VoIP calling app, but it also adds enrichment by having cross platforming messaging capabilities like texting, location sharing and sending images. You can now install Viber directly to your BlackBerry.

What does Viber do?
Unfortunately its still in beta so it can’t make calls yet, however, it still makes a great app with a rich UI and I thought I should share my first experience with you.

Setting it up!
The first screen I saw upon installation was a permission request screen asking to scan through my phonebook, which I accepted assuming it was checking for other contacts also using Viber. The next screen was the country code and phone number setup which is now a familiar routine for most cross platform messaging apps.

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Its validation process sends a text to your BlackBerry with an access code that automatically activates Viber when you open the text message.

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Viber lets you know if your contact installs it too!
The moment my Viber was activated I instantly got a message from my friend telling me Viber had notified her that I had joined the network.

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Location and Image Sharing
Added to that Viber lets you attach your location to your chats and you can share images aswell!

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Settings and Sharing Options
Opening the More menu sends you to a screen that gives you access to information about the app, Viber’s privacy policy, an option to deactivate your account;

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General App settings

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Sharing the app on Facebook, Twitter or inviting your phonebook/email contacts;

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Download the Viber app and tell us what you think in our BBE Forums.

Download Via AppWorld

 Viber for BlackBerry is here!
Web-developer, BlackBerry theme developer (Amekmani Apps on AppWorld), Business Information Systems honors graduate, techprenuer in Namibia and a huge fan of BlackBerry devices.

Comments

  1. Viber author says

    Hi,

    This is a member of the Viber R&D Team!

    Thank you for writing about Viber :) 
    If you have any question about Viber – please feel free to ask.
    Thank you, Viber Team

      • author says

        Releasing the beta version with messaging only is only the first step. We are working around the clock to bring the VoIP feature to our fans, and we hope to complete it within the next few to several months. We’ll keep you posted with news.

    • Phoebe author says

      hi, i want to set up again my viber coz i change my blackberry unit 9860. I did the same procedure but i did not receive the code through sms. Please advise

    • Chimene author says

      Hello, Im new using viber.
      I get the code via SMS I didnt know where to put it and I read your explaination.
      But still I can make the calls and my friends cant call me either.
      Only texting. I’m using Blackberry Bold 9900

      What should I do. Thanks

      Regards

    • Shagufta Naqvi author says

      Hi,

      My sister has installed viber in her bb bold 9790 in india and when I try to call her using viber, I get a message – ” Currently this user cannot be called through viber”. I am able to txt her but unable to call her.

      What could be the problem and how to resolve this?

      Shagufta

    • manpreet author says

      Why on blackberry. 9720 doez it say that viber is unvailable for this device
      Please give me a step by step guide to solve this problem because viber installed perfectly fine on my sisters phone and she has the same phone as me

    • author says

      After you receive the code via SMS or automatic call, the registration process should automatically be completed. The app recognizes the code automatically and inserts it into Viber, then you’re ready to text for free! :)

  2. swizkid author says

    From when I set up my app, all it took was for thE message to come in. The moment I opened the text viber activated.

  3. Phoebe author says

    Hi Viber team, i would like to ask regarding my set up. Blackberry changed my unit due factory defect, and now i reinstall all the applications i had from my old
    phone and using the same phone number and did the same procedure to set up viber. But until now i did not receive the code. are you just giving code at once? because if that so… i cant remember the first code you sent me through sms. I’m here in the United arab emirates. Please advise thanks.

    • author says

      The source of the problem is different –
      the authorities in the YAE have decided to block Viber in the whole country, and that is why you are experiencing this issue. Unfortunately there is not much we can do to help :(

      Try contacting the authorities and ask for the reason for this block.

      • Phoebe author says

        I have called the network and said that the application is not supported by the RIM Blackberry and the Etisalat network..

        • author says

          Viber is most certainly supported by RIM Blackberry (millions across the world are using Viber on their Blackberries just fine).

          Etisalat is blocking Viber, and that is why you are not able to use it.

          • Phoebe author says

            but those iphone users here in UAE can able to use it?:( and they are using the same etisalat network…. Nways, just so sad can’t able to use it… this is the only way to have a free communication with my sister who’s in Malaysia. hoping they will unblock soon:)

            • author says

              It could be that those iPhone users who are able to use Viber in the UAE have found a way to bypass the block (you should consult with them how they did it).

              But as a whole, as far as we know, the UAE is blocking Viber’s traffic in the whole country :(

            • Phoebe author says

              they did the same procedure…:(…. nways.. never mind..its ok..thanks alot..:))

  4. sherrana author says

    hi, im trying to install viber on my blackberry bold 9780, however im getting a message saying that the viber service is currently unavailable or being blocked. How do i get past this?

  5. ingrid author says

    im trying to install viber on my blackberry curve 8520 but it kept on saying service is currently unavailable or being blocked. i did specify my country and cellular number. how can i fix this? please help..

  6. ingrid author says

    i was trying to install viber on my blackberry curve 8520 but it kept on saying service is currently unavailable or being blocked. i did specify my country of location and cellular number but still the same.. how can i fix this?

  7. John author says

    I have just installed viber on my blackberry curve but i have not receive the access code by sms to activate the service. I am base in London. Please advice if there is a default access code.

    • author says

      Viber for Playbook is something we are considering to develop in the future, but unfortunately we still don’t have any official news.
      We recommend for you to follow us on Facebook for the latest news and updates :)

          • Munir author says

            Hey its me Munir From Pakistan Using Mobilink cellular network
            I installed viber in my blackberry 9700 i was happy using it but due to some problems i had to delete it but now wehn im trying again to install it it comes viber not available for this device your immediate response will be highly appreciated

            Thanks

          • Munir author says

            Hey its me Munir From Pakistan Using Mobilink cellular network
            I installed viber in my blackberry 9700 i was happy using it but due to some problems i had to delete it but now when im trying again to install it it comes viber not available for this device your immediate response will be highly appreciated

            Thanks

          • Rocklyn Lewis author says

            Dear Viber Team,

            I am trying to download this to my friend’s Blackberry Curve 8520. We are at the point where we put in the country code and number. but every time it says to please check the number because the number is invalid. We selected Antigua and Barbuda (+1268) and entered the correct number so i am not sure what else to do. I installed it on my S3 and it worked immediately.

            Please advise.

            Thanks
            Rocklyn

  8. Caitlan author says

    i have downloaded viber onto my blackberry curve but i am not getting any SMS’s through with my code? what should i do?

  9. Dev author says

    Dear Viber Team
    I am in working in Oman. Is Viber is working there in Oman?
    Also I am using Blackberry 9860 will viber supports in mine mobile?
    pls reply.

  10. Victor Kutuadu author says

    Hello am using a blackberry storm 2, I downloaded viber and everything works well excerpt I can’t view the locations. What is causing this and how can I solve it?

  11. Alae author says

    hey! i still try install viber on my blackberry curve 8520 , but it keeps tell me : ” service is currently unavailable or being blocked ” , i inform that i’m from Morocco , please help me !!!

  12. Lance author says

    Dear Viber team,
    I just want to know how to unblocked the viber in my blackberry curve. I’m from the philippines. It keeps saying that Viber service is currently unavailable or being blocked. what should i do? please help me. thank you very much.

  13. Becciiboop author says

    Hi, my boy has the blackberry blod 9790 and has tried to download viber via app world but it says its not available on this device. I checked and it is available so why can’t I download it?

  14. Becciiboop author says

    Hi, my boy has the blackberry blod 9790 and has tried to download viber via app world but it says its not available on this device.

  15. Roxy author says

    hi, I cannot download viber in my Blackberry Curve 9220. It says “unavailable for this device” how can I download it? Please help. Thanks

  16. ozzy author says

    Hi,
    you responded a question 5 months ago saying that Viber voice calls were coming soon in few months it is shame that we still haven’t had this free Viber voice calls yet on our Blackberry Bold 9900!!!!!

  17. amir author says

    I tried to install viber for my blackberry curve 8520 but it always says unavailabe for this device. I’m in Egypt

  18. Christina author says

    Hi I just wanted to know that when Viber is going to come out in blackberry playbook and in nokia e63 phone. Hoping to get a reply, Thank you.
    ~ Christina, Kolkata ( India ).

  19. Kamand author says

    hi, im trying to install viber on my blackberry Curve 9300,however im getting a message saying that the viber service is currently unavailable or being blocked. i’m trying to connect from IRAN-MTN network How do i get past this?!

  20. Munir author says

    Hey its me Munir From Pakistan Using Mobilink cellular network
    I installed viber in my blackberry 9700 i was happy using it but due to some problems i had to delete it but now wehn im trying again to install it it comes viber not available for this device your immediate response will be highly appreciated

    Thanks

  21. adam author says

    i want to download viber on my blackberry but when i search it in blackberry app world it dosent come up wat do i do

  22. Koc author says

    Hello there, I try to download it and it says “This application is not available for your device or from your carrier”. BB 8520, Mtel – Bulgaria.
    Thanks in advance.

  23. Ann author says

    I’m using BB 9220. I was able to download the app using wi-fi but whenever I confirm my number so that I can get the code.. I always get an error that “an internet connection is required to complete this action. Check your connection and try again” even if I have full bard for my wi-fi connection. I’ve tried several times to re-install the app..Tried several wi-fi connections but still it can’t be activated. Is there a special setting that needs to be changed? Hoping for your quick response. Thank you so much Viber Team.

  24. Jahanzaib author says

    Hi
    I am having problem in installing viber on my BlackBerry 9700, this Device is compatible but appworld shows Viber is unavailable for this device, i have also tried to grab it from other sources but then it fails the download & shows Error 907 invalid COD file not found

  25. Chimene author says

    Hello,

    Im using Viber on my Blackberry bold 9900, and I cant receive nor make any call ….
    What should I do?

    Thank you.

  26. Donnella author says

    Hi Viber team,
    I’ve recently downloaded this app to my bb 9360. However, when I entere my number, it says that its invalid. I live in St.Vincent(1784).I tried deleting and reinstalling the app about already please help..

  27. Naleni Soogrim author says

    I am trying to set up Viber however when i enter my country and number, a message is appearing stating number is not valid. What can I do ?

  28. Susanna author says

    Hi! I installed Viber on my BB Torch, but when I enter my mobile number for the setup, it says that my number is not valid, even though it is. I’m from Trinidad and Tobago,

  29. Sapphire author says

    Im in Jamaica and downloaded Viber for my Blackberry 9900 but each time i enter my mobile number an error code pops up saying its invalid…help! My mobile umber is correct!

  30. sm author says

    hi,
    I am using blackberry curve, I download viber successful, I got sms code via text, and I entered the code in the space below provided, but I can’t receive nor make any phone call ….

    what sould I do ?

  31. tonia author says

    Hello am Tonia from Nigeria am having problem fixing the code they sent me its still telling me 2 enter the 4 digit even when the 4 digit is already there plz I need your help.

  32. Alex author says

    Hello, yesterday I installed viber but I have no sound when I receive a new message, and always I responding with a delay, please help. I looked the settings but there is no options like “Enable sound, or change sound”.. My phone is BB Bold 9790

    • author says

      Thank you for the report of the problem.

      We kindly ask that you take a minute and report the details of the problem to our support team using this direct link: http://bit.ly/ukGVJ0 (when you submit the ticket, please make sure to add the URL of our conversation). With this information, our development team will hopefully be able to find the source of the problem, and ultimately resolve it.

      Thanks in advance :)

  33. author says

    I hello good day I recently downloaded viber on 9850 blackberry I try to enter my phone number but I keep getting an error my number is invalid I tried my number on my ipad viber and it worked fine I don’t know what’s the issue with the blackberry I’m allowing all the privacy etc for viber to work can anyone assist me .. Country – Trinidad and Tobago

  34. ciorma author says

    I cant get the viber on my blackberry bold it keepo saying there was a problem instaling viber. please try again, im trying but still the same, i want viber ;[

  35. syed maaz author says

    hi there i have installed viber on my blackberry 9220, but it not connects with my wifi connection
    i want to use viber through wifi connection, i also uses many apps like (whatsapp,etc) it do works finely with myphone

    • author says

      It could be that the network you are connected to is blocking Viber’s traffic.

      1. First, please try uninstalling and reinstalling Viber when connecting to a few different WiFi networks (in order to pinpoint the source of the problem). What are the results?
      2. Also, please make sure the following ports are enabled (“forwarded”) on your routers or firewalls:
      TCP: 5242 + 4244
      UDP: 5243 + 9785

      (if you are not sure how to enable ports, you may contact your router manufacturer)

      * If it still fails, please specify what country you’re located in, and which cellular network you’re subscribed to.

  36. author says

    hi there! i have installed viber on my blackberry bold but i can’t add any contact to my viber contacts, i have friends using it, can anybody tell me what to do?

  37. cess author says

    Hi! I just wanna ask if i can install viber in my blackberry 8520 which has a lower os than os 5?

  38. Nalin author says

    Hi there! I’ve installed viber in my blackberry torch and made an account. The problem is that my sister also has an accoynt but I can’t find her in my list. Please help

  39. roseanne author says

    Hi. I downloaded viber on my blackberry 9300 and deleted it accidentally :( Now i cannot see it on my world app its says that its blocked. How could I fix it? Im from the philippines. Thank you so much! pls email me roseannesandiego@ymail.com

  40. sachin author says

    I have BB 8520 with Os 5.2 , I installed Viber , and Messaging work , but when I call , call are not connected. but if other side user is busy , I get busy tone.. when he free, still I am not able to connect throught phone call… im from Pune India

    • author says

      Hi,

      First, please make sure this isn’t a network-related issue, by switching (on both sides) between a few different WiFi networks.

      However, please note that Viber does not officially support your OS version. You can find the full list of compatible devices and OS versions here: http://bit.ly/Hm5k9p

  41. sheethead author says

    Hi! Im always receiving delayed messages on my viber. I have only experienced this lately because I never had problems with it when I first downloaded it. I have uninstalled/reinstalled it to no avail I hope you can help me. Thanks!

    • author says

      Hi there,
      This may be a network-related issue.

      Please test Viber when connecting to a few different WiFi network. Does the problem occur on all of them?

        • author says

          Thank you for the report of the problem.

          We kindly ask that you take a minute and report the details of the problem to our support team using this direct link: http://bit.ly/ukGVJ0 (when you submit the ticket, please make sure to add the URL of our conversation). With this information, our development team will hopefully be able to find the source of the problem, and ultimately resolve it.

          Thanks in advance :)

  42. johnsoto author says

    hello, im trying to install viber on my blackberry bold 9780, however im getting a message saying that the viber service is currently unavailable or being blocked. Im from philippines..globe telecom.please help

    • author says

      Some mobile operators across the world block Viber on their 3G network. Usually this happens when users have a “simple” data plan (or a prepaid contract), meaning they didn’t pay extra for using VoIP on their 3G network.

      In order to verify this, we recommend to:
      1. Test Viber on a few different WiFi networks, and see that it works fine.
      2. Contact your cell company and confirm this with them.

    • author says

      As far as we know, on OS5 the Blackberry device must have “Data services” option enabled in order to connect to the internet (even if it is WiFi that you wish to use).

      But when you connect to WiFi, even if data services is enabled, then your phone uses the WiFi network in reality.

  43. denise author says

    i have a bb 9900 with version 7.1 i downloaded viber, im able to send text and pic messages. when someone calls me i see it ringing but wen i answer the call is disconnected but it is still ringing on the other persons end. When i try to call someone i get a message saying cannot place call over 3g.. whats the issue?

    • author says

      Some mobile operators across the world block Viber on their 3G network. Usually this happens when users have a “simple” data plan (or a prepaid contract), meaning they didn’t pay extra for using VoIP on their 3G network.

      In order to verify this, we recommend to:
      1. Test Viber on a few different WiFi networks, and see that it works fine.
      2. Contact your cell company and confirm this with them.

  44. Bob author says

    Whenever I open Viber up it keeps on asking me to do the setup again each time I close the app.
    Blackberry Bold 9900 and iPod Touch 4g.

    • author says

      Hi,

      At this stage, one Viber number can be assigned with only one device simultaneously (except for Viber Desktop). When you try registering to Viber with the same number on a second device, the first device immediately deactivates, and its data (message history, Recents, etc.) is deleted.

      What you can do, however, is register your second device with a different number: your home number, an old cellphone number, family’s or friends.
      In future versions we are considering to add an option to register the same Viber number on multiple devices. Once we have news on that, we’ll let you know :)

  45. aneupanenepal author says

    Hi there… I am from Nepal and have a blackberry bold 9780….. Appworld is not available in my country… Any other ways to get viber on my phone?

  46. Sylvia author says

    I just downloaded viber on my bb bold 9780 but I can’t find any option to make calls. I am in Nigeria. Please help. Waht do I do?

  47. Khalid Mohidin author says

    Hi i have an ipod touch and my friend has a blackberry torch. We text for free but when i try a free call a pop appears saying “currently, this user cannot be called with viber” please help me

  48. Hakeem author says

    I had the old version installed on my BB 9320 OS7 (Nigeria) and it was working perfectly, but since I have this new update I haven’t been able to place a call except when I’m on Wi-Fi at work.

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