Viber introduces ‘local number’ service

(source: Viber Blog)

Cross-platform voice over IP (VOIP) Viber unveiled the launch of its Viber Local Number service, which grants the user a phone number in any given country, according to a press statement by the service provider.

The number can be set up through their mobile app, and provides a locally-based virtual landline or mobile number. Users can decide the country and even the local area code they want their number to be based in. The new service Viber is offering is a subscription-based one.

The company says users of the service can use phone services at the local rates of the number, regardless of where they are physically located in the world. According Viber, their service is ideal for people who move abroad and want to maintain a local number of their home countries.

“Anyone who calls this number can reach you as they would with any other local number, and you will receive the call (and even regular text messages) through your Viber app,” the press statement says, as long as the mobile phone is connected to the internet.