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How exactly does WHATSAPP work? could it replace the bb chat?

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  1. DocTorOne

    DocTorOne Member

    hey guys, ive been hearing that this app would allow similar communication to the BB chat on non bb phones, if so than this would take away the major advantage of black berry phones which to my opinion are only being sold due to the bb chat feature which we have to admit has become a major way of communication.

    if you guys know anything about this app, how it works, main difference between whatsapp and bb chat, PROs , CONs , ect.

    thanks in advance ;)

  2. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Well-Known Member

    Never used a BB but recently started using Whatsapp. It is a free text app, both parties need it installed. So far it has worked well. My sister made me get it, I usually use GV for my texts but she uses Whatsapp. As I said, so far so good.
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  3. Kicksilver

    Kicksilver Well-Known Member

    BBM is essentially MSN. Sends text over internet... No big deal.

    Whatsapp is an app that can be installed in Symbian (Nokia phones), Blackberries, Android, iOS (iPHone), so everyone can chat, despite having differente systems.

    I use and approve it. Really nice.
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  4. DocTorOne

    DocTorOne Member

    thanks Clementine_3, thats exactly what i want to know, i need people to tell me how its been working, i have never used a bb either and dont plan to :p

    so it doesn't have to be the same type of phone right? you should be able to chat from an android device with bb or IOS users?!?

    if anyone has any errors to report or fixes for errors i would appreciate it ;) share your experience :p :p
  5. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, across platform app...I meant to add that she has an iPhone. My BB totting niece uses it as well.
  6. DocTorOne

    DocTorOne Member

    thanks Kicksilver that's really great , i didn't see your reply to this before posting my last post which was then unnecessary lol

    this really seems like the end of BBM which is the only thing (to me ) that keeps the bb sells up , i will download it today !
  7. Kicksilver

    Kicksilver Well-Known Member

    You're welcome mate.

    If people would need the same device to text each other, we might aswell return to the stone age.
  8. DocTorOne

    DocTorOne Member

    But isn't it more like chatting instead of texting? i mean its free right?

    so how does it work, do you get like a pin # or username so that you can add your contacts and chat with them like windows messenger or bb chat?
  9. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Well-Known Member

    You register with your phone number, no special sign-on or pin is needed. It finds your contacts who have it automatically and creates it's own contact list.
    It's quick, sort of like an IM but text too...lol.
    Really easy to use!
  10. Kicksilver

    Kicksilver Well-Known Member

    Whatsapp contacts are based on your phone number.

    For example, I have 500 contacts on my phone, and then I install Whatsapp. When I open it, it will search all the contacts in my phone that use whatsapp and will automatically add them to my contact list (in whatsapp).

    It's free yes. Well, chatting is based on exchanging messages quickly, so it's both. It's like exchanging SMS, but in a much nicer interface. Besides being fast and stable, you can easily share videos, pictures, voice recordings, etc.
  11. DocTorOne

    DocTorOne Member

    Thanks guys for all that useful info, That's what i wasn't sure about , so its like faster texting with a better interface ;) good to know , sounds like its worth downloading !!!
  12. Kicksilver

    Kicksilver Well-Known Member

    Really worth.

    I use it all the time, plus, it uses really little data.
  13. dylo22

    dylo22 Well-Known Member

    So does this app give you notifications of incoming messages?

    Also I this that the first year is free, but after that it is 1.99/year? Is this correct?
  14. Kicksilver

    Kicksilver Well-Known Member

    I went to their website, and it says that after one year it's a U$1.99 free/year. That's pretty cheap for such a service.

    But Viber says its basic chatting function will always be free, so people will eventually migrate.

    And yes, it warns you of incoming messages, the whatsapp notificaion icon will remain in your status bar until you read it.


    I took a screenshot of my own homescreen to show you, it's the green icon to the left on the status bar.
  15. WhatsApp is very similar to BBM (having swapped from BB to an HTC).

    It was the first App I installed.

    If I could change anything........Delete the people it finds on my phone (it only blocks them) that I dont want to use WhatsApp with.
  16. Kicksilver

    Kicksilver Well-Known Member

    Whatsapp is really good.

    The bad part is that it's a 1 year trial only.

  17. Really, I presume you have to purchase it after the year?
    Does purchasing give more features?
  18. Kicksilver

    Kicksilver Well-Known Member

    You use it for 1 year, then you are charged U$1.99/year to keep using it.

    Really worth it, in my opinion.
  19. rockerboy7

    rockerboy7 New Member

    you can delete n download it again if u want no need to pay 1.99$, jus delete it before a year n download it again dat will b best

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