Viber vs fring


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Viber
Viber is a mobile app that provides free international calls and text messages to other Viber users using 3G or Wi-Fi. Uses your existing contact list - check out which of your phone contacts and friends is already on Viber so that you can call and text them for free.
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fring
fring is a peer-to-peer mobile service enabling live chat, audio and video calls from mobile phones. fring technology is a Mobile VoIP based internet telephony service
Comparing Viber vs fring is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that Viber has better video than fring



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Viber has more user-friendly interface than fring because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Viber is more popular than fring

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Viber acquired shopping keyboard startup Chatter Commerce (in 2017)
- Viber introduced secret chats with self-destructing messages (in 2017)
- Viber adds e-commerce feature (in 2017)
- Viber launched Public Accounts for businesses (in 2016)
- Viber adds end-to-end encryption and hidden chats (in 2016)
- Viber adds public chats (in 2014)
- Japanese internet giant acquires Viber (in 2014)
- Viber now can call landline and mobile phones (in 2013)
- Viber launched desktop version (in 2013)
- Skype vs Fring on iPad (in 2011)

Looks like Viber was recently more active than fring (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Viber and fring meet head to head:

2014 - Japanese internet giant acquires Viber to keep up competition with fring


Japanese company Rakuten acquires perhaps, the main Skype's rival right now - Viber for $900 million. And of course it remind of the recent fring acquisition by American company Genband, after which fring was transformed to white-label communnication platform for telecom providers. However, in this case don't worry about Viber. Rakuten isn't going to close it or trandform for it's specific business. They will just invest money in Viber hoping to win Skype and somehow return their investments (for example, by selling ViberOut voice call minutes). Ratuken is running diversified business by investing into internet startups. For example, they own the ebook platform Kobo, co-own Pinterest, Play.com and some other online projects. Recall, Viber - is a cross-platform instant messenger that supports free voice and video calling. At the moment, this service is used by about 300 million people.