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  1. Mauro Gomes
    August 8, 2015 @ 3:14 PM

    quero criar uma conta

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  2. s.krishnakumaran
    August 5, 2015 @ 9:14 PM

    download viber and whatsapp

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  3. kam
    July 24, 2015 @ 9:26 PM

    The article is quite out of date, I am only guessing, by 3-4 years, or even more? “Never ever use Viber on your cellular network” in the Bandwidth section? Really?

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  4. Don
    July 23, 2015 @ 8:39 AM

    Please use a spelling and grammar checker – almost every paragraph has at least one error.

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    • iTechtics Staff
      July 24, 2015 @ 2:29 AM

      Can you point out one or two spelling mistakes please..

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      • Don
        July 25, 2015 @ 8:39 PM

        Good day, staff.

        I’m sorry to be pedantic, and I did enjoy your article and decided to try and use both apps; I have some associates that use only one or the other, so want to maintain contact with both groups. I am pleased to see that authors do read their comments and reply.

        > Can you point out one or two spelling mistakes please..

        Here are some of my suggestions:

        Now that smartphones usage is on the rise
        -> *smartphone

        But what are the things that make one better than the other.
        -> Questions require question mark.

        The compatibility for WhatsApp starts from Nokia S40 phones, the least one apps-compatibility wise.
        -> sorry, but that part is not clear

        It’s compatibility starts from this
        -> *Its compatibility. “It’s” means “it is” or “it has”, never the possessive form of “it”. You got it right in all other places.

        WhatsApp for Symbian and Blackberry also has a basic type of interface, while for Android/iOS/Windows Phone, they have that standard green/blue colored UI
        -> in the first clause, you treat WhatsApp as a singular pronoun (WhatsApp . . . has) and in the second half, as a plural (. . . they have . . .)

        It doesn’t even offer advertisements like WhatsApp to make your user experience comfortable.
        -> does that mean the ads make the experience comfortable, or the opposite?

        then WhatsApp takes very less bandwidth.
        -> takes less bandwidth, or uses less bandwidth, or consumes less bandwidth. Or “uses very little bandwidth”.

        Viber is a bot smart in these kind of issues
        -> A bit smarter?

        Viber is a bot smart in these kind of issues. It lets you handle these things in a different way.
        -> Since these two sentences are related, they could be more readable if combined with a semi-colon: i.e. Viber is a bit smarter with these kind of issues; it lets you handle these things in a different way.

        Though Viber you can send some of the things that WhatsApp sends, text, group chat, send stickers
        -> Through Viber, or With Viber . . .
        -> Lists should be preceded by a colon: i.e. “things that WhatsApp sends: text, group chat, send stickers . . .”

        emoticons make the apps usability poor.
        -> the *app’s usability = the usability of the app.

        Regards,

        Don

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      • Don
        July 25, 2015 @ 8:42 PM

        Good day, staff.

        I’m sorry to be pedantic, and I did enjoy your article and decided to try and use both apps; I have some associates that use only one or the other, so want to maintain contact with both groups. I am pleased to see that authors do read their comments and reply.

        > Can you point out one or two spelling mistakes please..

        Here are some of my suggestions:

        Now that smartphones usage is on the rise, -> *smartphone

        But what are the things that make one better than the other. -> Questions require question mark.

        The compatibility for WhatsApp starts from Nokia S40 phones, the least one apps-compatibility wise.
        -> sorry, but that part is not clear

        It’s compatibility starts from this -> *Its compatibility. “It’s” means “it is” or “it has”, never the possessive form of “it”. You got it right in all other places.

        WhatsApp for Symbian and Blackberry also has a basic type of interface, while for Android/iOS/Windows Phone, they have that standard green/blue colored UI -> in the first clause, you treat WhatsApp as a singular pronoun (WhatsApp . . . has) and in the second half, as a plural (. . . they have . . .)

        It doesn’t even offer advertisements like WhatsApp to make your user experience comfortable.
        -> does that mean the ads make the experience comfortable, or the opposite?

        then WhatsApp takes very less bandwidth. -> takes less bandwidth, or uses less bandwidth, or consumes less bandwidth. Or “uses very little bandwidth”.

        Viber is a bot smart in these kind of issues -> A bit smarter?

        Viber is a bot smart in these kind of issues. It lets you handle these things in a different way. -> Since these two sentences are related, they could be more readable if combined with a semi-colon: i.e. Viber is a bit smarter with these kind of issues; it lets you handle these things in a different way.

        Though Viber you can send some of the things that WhatsApp sends, text, group chat, send stickers
        -> Through Viber, or With Viber . . .
        -> Lists should be preceded by a colon: i.e. “things that WhatsApp sends: text, group chat, send stickers . . .”

        emoticons make the apps usability poor. -> the *app’s usability = the usability of the app.

        Regards,

        Don

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  5. parin
    July 10, 2015 @ 5:11 PM

    i will suggest viber its great for video and voice call..it looks professional for conferencing.
    Voice transfer over whatsapp takes ages where as viber has great voice transfer speed.
    i use both viber for business and conference, whatsappfor frnds n fmly

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  6. Dini
    June 15, 2015 @ 11:10 PM

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    • leeben
      July 12, 2015 @ 8:12 PM

      In tablet we can make calls without sim but if we use whatsapp calling the tablet hangs so I say viber is the best one

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  7. SSFS
    June 15, 2015 @ 12:51 PM

    Viber is free. That is just enough for me to like it more than whatsapp. :)

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  8. Matija
    May 25, 2015 @ 9:53 PM

    So, Viber has a voice/video call capability which is purely OPTIONAL and doesn’t cost you a thing if you don’t use it on cellular network, yet that’s a minus compared to WhatsApp, which lacks those features!? Nice, professional review. VERY objective.

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    • D
      June 7, 2015 @ 5:16 PM

      Calling other people is optional on whatsapp too. But whatsapp does not force all their features up your throat, unlike Viber. Whatsapp got that point for usability quality, not quantity.

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  9. Hate WhatsApp
    May 21, 2015 @ 6:56 PM

    Well there is no comparison between Viber vs Whatsapp, however viber is much better then Whatsapp for many reasons.
    1) All conversations (data) save to online server, not like whatsapp that if you lost your cell phone then you lost all your data.
    2) Viber for PC works great but whatsapp only you can use in cell phone at a time.
    3) Viber can work at multiple devices, whatsapp can’t work.
    4) Viber has fast voice calling system, whatsup group has just introduced voice calling and think that they brought new innovation in the world lol, moreover that is still not successful, people facing many issues with voice calling.
    5) Viber has video calling but whatsup :( .

    I don’t know why people use it. There are many good apps available except whatsup.

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  10. kashmiri
    May 2, 2015 @ 2:39 PM

    “For Viber, you must have Windows Phone 8”.

    Wrong. Viber client installs and runs perfectly well on WP7 (WP7.8).

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  11. Elad Lending
    April 26, 2015 @ 4:06 PM

    I think you’re missing a main point. WhatsApp requires both WiFi and local cell phone service. Viber requires only WiFi. So if you’re travelling overseas, Viber is the logical choice if you’re taking your local cellphone and Sim card with you. Another small corollary of this is that Viber will work on your tablet; WhatsApp will not.

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  12. D
    April 21, 2015 @ 6:26 AM

    After using both apps for a while, I don’t understand why people like Viber that much. Its really buggy, unreliable and makes my phone go unstable sometimes. And heck no, why would I want to download one of those stupid stickers ? And pls, I dont want any more stupid discount ads on Viber.

    This is very frustrating, so I would go for Whatsapp as well, which might be unreliable too sometimes, but much less than in Viber. With whatsapp now having phone call feature, I got even less reasons to use Viber.

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    • MAA
      May 21, 2015 @ 7:11 PM

      Well there is no comparison between Viber vs Whatsapp, however viber is much better then Whatsapp for many reasons.
      1) All conversations (data) save to online server, not like whatsup that if you lost your cell phone then you lost all your data.
      2) Viber for PC works great but whatsapp only you can use in cell phone at a time.
      3) Viber can work at multiple devices, whatsapp can’t work.

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      • D
        June 7, 2015 @ 5:12 PM

        After the NSA incident, people in Europe are very cautious. So your first point is actually a negative one towards Viber, even though it appears convenient. Once Viber servers get hacked, you have your nude pics or whatever you are sending on viber online. The Internet never forgets. So I rather prefer data loss (not that I am going to miss that much anyway since I won’t send any sensitive data via messengers)

        To your 2) point: you can use whatsapp on your PC too.

        The only real negative point so far is, that you cannot use Whatsapp on multiple devices yet.

        What I really don’t like about Viber are:

        1) ads, ads ads and more ads
        2) unstable, buggy environment
        3) notification about ads
        4) ads about new stickers
        5) did I mention ads???
        6) resource consumption

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  13. john
    April 20, 2015 @ 1:55 PM

    so.. if you’re texting with whatsapp it takes less bandwidth than voice call on viber..so .. yeah.. whatsapp wins :))) ..it all makes sense now.

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  14. maximun sitten
    April 19, 2015 @ 9:26 PM

    Just because more people use it does not mean whatsapp is better. Viber can be used freely for a LIFETIME while Whatsapp can only be used about 1 year for free.I think Viber is better

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  15. ace
    April 3, 2015 @ 5:02 PM

    Most biased review i have ever read! Viber has video and voice calling and is completely free. Viber gets marked down for having so much more functionality? Reviewer must be getting paid!

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  16. kasi
    April 2, 2015 @ 12:13 PM

    why whatsapp is more popular than viber?
    In viber app vocie call ,video call etc is there but less people using this compred to whatsapp?

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    • kasi
      April 2, 2015 @ 12:15 PM

      why whatsapp more popular than viber?
      viber provides voice ,video call …

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  17. Luigi
    March 17, 2015 @ 2:41 AM

    “…In features, we won’t talk about the number of things these apps offer, but we’ll talk about how fast and smoothly these things work….”
    You are taking about how they do things and not how many things they do when one of these two app offer calls and all the rest that the other offers? I live in Italy where you are lucky to have a 1/2 gb limit mobile data and always use Viber for calling… Never reached limit even with 30hrs calls.
    Thanx for useless review whatsapp oriented.

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  18. Melissa D
    February 26, 2015 @ 8:28 PM

    LMAO, wow.. Whatsapp is so behind from Viber… better/more features and still easy to use.. better compatibility, better everything… the author here gets a -4

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  19. Kalin Dimitrov
    February 23, 2015 @ 9:24 AM

    Viber uses very little traffic when voice calling – like 256KB per minute. So in this category it is definitely a winner.

    QUOTE: Lewis Costin
    SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 @ 12:55 AM
    This is the dumbest comparison I’ve ever seen. You give WhatsApp a point for “bandwidth” because it lacks voice and video calling, and you give it a point in “features” because it doesn’t have as many features as Viber. Am I missing something here, or is that indeed what you just did?

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  20. Anonymoussmartpeeps
    February 21, 2015 @ 1:49 AM

    Viber is better cos it’s got more stickers and sticker messages so u don’t need to text always

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    • Anonymoussmartpeeps
      February 21, 2015 @ 1:51 AM

      Also it’s got voice messages as well

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  21. Steve
    February 12, 2015 @ 9:38 PM

    Good article, thanks. But I was originally trying find out two other parameters not covered: invasiveness and memory demands. Would you please make comparisons on those two issues?

    Thank you,

    Steve

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  22. abdul khaliq butt
    February 5, 2015 @ 1:00 AM

    viber is the best one

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    • iTechtics Editorial Team
      February 5, 2015 @ 5:46 PM

      Viber is definitely improving but I like the new features added to WhatsApp like sending voice messages, videos etc.

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      • Luigi
        March 17, 2015 @ 3:56 PM

        Viber send text messages and videos too… And hand draw sketch, map position, stickers… Have you tried before comments or are you using alpha version from 2009?

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  23. Rednaxela1963
    January 31, 2015 @ 4:21 AM

    You can use Whats App on a Windows PC if you download Blue Stacks from http://www.bluestacks.com or any mobile app for that matter.

    There is a trial period on Whats App for a year and after it’s peanuts at only US$1 per year.

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    • iTechtics Editor
      January 31, 2015 @ 8:34 AM

      Now you can use WhatsApp from the web too:
      https://web.whatsapp.com/

      But it only works in Google Chrome 😛

      And for the one year period, I’ve been using WhatsApp for more than two years for free. I just uninstall the app and install it again to get one more free year 😀

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      • Mario
        March 29, 2015 @ 4:11 PM

        Are you trying to be an idiot or you really are? You stink as someone paid by whatsapp developers to market this stupid whatsapp application. Stop blocking other apps from gaining usage and putting whatsapp on a pedestal please!

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  24. Robert Sam
    January 18, 2015 @ 9:48 AM

    Great Post Thanks For It….

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  25. Dhiraj
    November 7, 2014 @ 11:59 PM

    I generally do not comment on articles but this time I really felt that this article deserved it. This is the dumbest comparison I have ever read. Viber is so damn cool, it gives so many features that whatsapp does not and all for free.

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    • Usman Khurshid
      November 18, 2014 @ 3:59 AM

      I agree that the article has confusing ranking points. I personally prefer Viber as WhatsApp isn’t free and does not offer voice conversations.

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  26. Atanu das
    October 20, 2014 @ 2:54 PM

    1. if i install the viber on pc but how can i make a call my friends,viber account open mobile number….(mobile/sim)because pc is no sim card
    2. both of application whatsapp & viber makes a call?
    plz ans me the two question sir…….

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    • Usman Khurshid
      October 20, 2014 @ 9:20 PM

      First, Viber for PC is verified by using your phone and then you can make calls from your PC.

      WhatsApp does not allow making calls. It’s text only.

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  27. Jeffrey
    August 30, 2014 @ 12:49 PM

    45768

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  28. Anonymous
    April 13, 2014 @ 10:18 PM

    WeChat is a very popular social app with amazing features. It’s available on only smartphone platforms like Android, iOS, Windows phone, Blackberry Symbian, Nokia Series 40, and Nokia Asha Touch. Recently WeChat has launched 5.2 version that brings a lot of new features, including a new user interface, Real time location sharing, you can also link you LinkedIn account & search for more friends.

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  29. Branko
    January 23, 2014 @ 9:35 AM

    Viber is my favorite one!

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  30. Leila
    December 2, 2013 @ 10:28 AM

    Hello

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  31. Anonymous
    November 29, 2013 @ 4:05 PM

    There’s no such thing called “Nokia S40 Symbian”.

    S40 is S40. Symbian is Symbian.

    And S60 5th Edition IS Symbian^1.

    At least get your facts right if you want to write about it.

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    • Usman Khurshid
      November 30, 2013 @ 11:31 AM

      What do you want to say Nokia S40 doesn’t come with Symbian OS?

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      • kashmiri
        May 2, 2015 @ 2:40 PM

        Correct. S40 has nothing to do with Symbian, it’s a proprietary OS not based on Linux as Symbian is.

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  32. Netaddict
    November 21, 2013 @ 10:31 PM

    A lot of people will switch to Viber once the free Whasapp period is over

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    • Usman Khurshid
      November 25, 2013 @ 9:33 PM

      I never knew there’s a Whatsapp trial period?

      Viber is good but I prefer to have Skype conversation with my friends even on the phone.

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  33. april
    November 16, 2013 @ 1:10 PM

    i will go with viber

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  34. Adnan
    November 14, 2013 @ 5:25 AM

    does whatsApp & Viber work on Tablet PC. If yes/ Which Tablet one supports these applications?

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    • Usman Khurshid
      November 14, 2013 @ 6:05 AM

      Yes both WhatsApp and Viber support all tablets including iPad, Android tablets and Windows 8 tablets. If you are running normal Windows PC, you may install Viber for PC or Mac.

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      • Adnan Khan
        November 14, 2013 @ 6:33 AM

        Thanks a lot sir. I appreciate it.

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        • Atanu das
          October 20, 2014 @ 1:09 PM

          if i install viber for pc but how can i call of my friends because pc is not taken (sim or mobile number) on the other hand mobile is taken sim card.

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          • Atanu das
            October 20, 2014 @ 1:16 PM

            with both viber and whatsapp make a call?please reply me the two question answer sir…

      • Anonymous
        February 20, 2014 @ 7:28 AM

        Whats app doesnt support ipad….

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  35. Lewis Costin
    September 19, 2013 @ 12:55 AM

    This is the dumbest comparison I’ve ever seen. You give WhatsApp a point for “bandwidth” because it lacks voice and video calling, and you give it a point in “features” because it doesn’t have as many features as Viber. Am I missing something here, or is that indeed what you just did?

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    • Usman Khurshid
      September 22, 2013 @ 3:21 PM

      I agree. The comparison should have been much clearer than it is right now. Arfa can you explain how did you give the points?

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    • _NaMeLesS_
      November 18, 2013 @ 3:52 PM

      I can only agree with you. I also don´t get this comparision. When both only uses text messages both are low on bandwith. It is a logical thing that video calling costs more bandwith and only because WA does not have it you give the point to it? Features? Well nuff said…

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      • Usman Khurshid
        November 21, 2013 @ 8:01 AM

        The problem is only with the point scoring not the article itself. I hope the author replies me and get this corrected as soon as possible.

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  36. Tonny
    August 22, 2013 @ 1:38 AM

    In my country Viber is never been heard of. It is a shame that they do not introduce it because they can be famous in my country. WhatsApp users alone have reach more than 2 millions users and other chatting apps such as weechat and Line is following behind with more than 1 million users each.

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    • Usman Khurshid
      August 24, 2013 @ 4:48 AM

      Which country are you talking about? Can you give the reference from where you have taken the stats of WeChat, Line and WhatsApp users? If you know WhatsApp, Line and WeChat, I wonder how you don’t know about Viber?

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  37. Mark
    August 11, 2013 @ 11:37 AM

    WhatsApp does not work on any tablets or desktop computers, so if you want to use any of those devices, or if you want to communicate with people who use those, Viber is a good option, but WhatsApp will not work. That is why I no longer use WhatsApp.

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    • Usman Khurshid
      August 11, 2013 @ 11:49 AM

      That’s pretty much the same case with me. While I appreciate the speedy WhatsApp but Viber has better compatibility as compared to WhatsApp. Viber runs speedily on my Windows Phone 8 device but hangs on Android device.

      Although voice quality is not good enough, Viber wins in this respect that it provides voice chat function as compared to WhatsApp which is a text only app.

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