Viber Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines calls

Yesterday, Viber decided to do its part to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan by extending free calls to non-Viber numbers to a very extensive number of countries.

“Everyone in the World” can now partake in free calls

Viber CEO Talmon Marco has told us that they’ve now extended the non-Viber calls to allow “everyone in the world” to make free calls to Globe, one of the two mobile operators in the Philippines. This collaboration was made possible by Globe according to Marco.

Users must have Viber 4.0 or above to call, which was just announced and released mere minutes ago.

As far as Smart, the other carrier in the Philippines, Marco was unable to specify why they were not included in the offer and Smart has not yet responded to requests for comment.

Download Viber version 4.0 for your device here. Extending this olive branch to users in the Philippines and those around the world is certainly a wonderful gesture by the company, one that we’re sure will make staying connected much easier for Filipino Viber users and their families and friends.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at