Because of the hard situation the Philippines is currently in after the onslaught of supertyphoon Yolanda, Viber added free calls to non-Viber users outside the Philippines. Viber sent this notice to users, notifying them also that the service is temporary and is only available to users in the Philippines. This gesture is commendable and should help a lot of Filipinos in informing their families abroad about their situation in the Philippines. To be able to use the free call feature, users simply have to go to any contact in Viber and tap any of the number listed to ViberOut.
In Tacloban City where typhoon Yolanda struck the hardest, communications have not been fully restored yet, although Globe and Smart have made efforts to provide free calls to victims. In the areas where cellular service are available, a free call feature like Viber’s ViberOut really goes a long way.