Viber hits 100 million users, partners with Nokia on WP7
The messaging company says that Nokia's Windows Phone 7 devices will now be able to place free HD-quality phone calls and hold group-messaging sessions.
VoIP provider Viber has hit a new milestone.
The company announced today that it now has 100 million worldwide users taking advantage of its free phone calls, texting, and photo-messaging services. It's not clear if those users are actively using the service or have just signed up. Still, the company claims to handle over 2 billion minutes of calls and 6 billion messages every month. An average of 10 million calls are placed each day.
Viber has established itself as a true competitor to Skype, the popular VoIP service now owned by Microsoft. Viber works across iOS, Android, and a host of other mobile platforms, and allows users to communicate with others for free.
In addition to announcing its milestone, Viber said today that it has launched a new version of its service for Nokia's Lumia line of Windows Phone 7 devices. The app allows owners to place free HD-quality phone calls and hold group-messaging sessions. Users can also send out free text and photo messages.
To further commemorate its milestone, Viber announced that its app is also being released on Nokia's S40 platform. The VoIP app is also making its way to Symbian and Bada.