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This article was published on November 11, 2013


    In the aftermath of a typhoon, Viber lets Philippine users call regular overseas numbers for free

    In the aftermath of a typhoon, Viber lets Philippine users call regular overseas numbers for free Image by: Handout


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    Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in touch via Twitter or Google+.

    Death Toll Rises in Philippines Following Impact Of Super TyphoonA powerful typhoon swept through the Philippines over the weekend, leaving a trail of destruction with officials fearing that up to 10,000 people may have died.

    In light of the situation, with people struggling to contact their families and vice versa, Viber has opened a temporary service to let Philippine users call regular (non Viber) numbers outside of the Philippines for free. The service is available right now. To call someone, all you have to do is go to any contact and tap any of the numbers listed next to “Viber Out.”

    Typically, if you call a non-Viber user, it will go through your carrier like a normal overseas call which will be charged accordingly.

    All numbers (both landline and mobile) are supported in a handful of countries, while landline-only numbers are supported in a wider range of regions — as listed on Viber’s site.

    Typhoon Haiyan Relief – Free Calls Also to Non-Viber Numbers [Viber]

    Headline image via Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau/Getty Images