Back in 1948 when Shannon and Weaver presented the “Mathematical Theory of Communication” none of them knew how technology and communication will evolve over the next 60 years. Neither Claude Shannon nor Warren Weaver had foreseen the age of Skype and Viber.
Skype is cross platform VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) software application that today doesn’t require any formal introduction among the users of internet.
Skype has various updated version for Mac, Linux, and Windows. Not only that it is available for desktop PCs but also for very popular among smart phones’ and tablet PCs’ users.
Instant Messaging, Voice Calling, and Video Calling are made easy by Skype. You have to have another person the same application installed on his PC to call via Skype. The software also facilitates for calling on landlines but that is a paid feature.
You can also call on Skype through conventional phones once you have obtained a number through its Online Number service. The service is available in Australia, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The voice and picture quality of Skype has made it an industry standard tool for video conferencing. For instance, lots of online video interviews are conducted from students in Pakistan in order to test their English language proficiency by faculty members of certain colleges and universities in United Kingdom.
It’s totally free to call from Viber, and send messages. Photo sharing like Skype is another super feature of Viber but the later software transfers a photo more quickly than Skype.
Viber’s layout is somehow inspired by the design of iPhone. Five options appear at the bottom once you click Viber icon on your smart phone; Messages, Recent, Contacts, Keypad, More.
Good thing about the application is that you do not need to add certain Viber IDs (like on Skype) of your peer group to use it, their actual phone number will be the ID serving for making calls and sending messages.
Once you load your contact list into Viber it automatically detects the person(s) already using this service. By clicking on each Viber contact you will four options to choose from, Call Viber, Send Message, Call Mobile, Send Message. First two options are free whereas later two are dealt through your carrier (you will be charged).
Skype is ID dependent which is at times headache when you’re on the move and want to make a call, Viber here plays a significant role by performing just like a regular smart phone dial pad. Photo sharing is fast with Viber, but no option for video conferencing and Skype makes a good mark at this point.
For movers I would say its Viber, and others enjoy your Skype.