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WhatsApp Messenger for iPhone Free (Usually $0.99)

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Free for iOS… Limited time according to Whatsapp

Grab it if you havent already.. (can't imagine why?)

Just in time as was setting up iPhone for mum .. sweet!!!

Every cent counts :)

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  • +1 vote

    awesome app if you haven't got it already yet!

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    I use this for yet messaging when I'm overseas. There's other apps which do the same thing up this works for me. Will only communicate with other people who have the app though so keep that in mind.

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    my most used app.

    awesome for group chats and sharing videos and pics with loved ones as well.

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    so everyone has to have this app ? That limits the usefulness I think.

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      its good when all your friends start using it though
      i dont use it as much anymore now that ive switched to android, but compared to iMessage on the iphones it's miles better, especially for mms.

      • +2 votes

        Well since its also free on android/blackberry you can continue chatting to your mates.

        All my friends have it so its very convenient for us.

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      Just tell all your friends to get it too, makes it very convenient, and if it's free they aren't likely to complain.

  • +1 vote

    Great app although lately I've been receiving spam. Who knows what my number has been used for now.

  • +9 votes

    nice app but watch out for spam messages, i hardly use mine but last month i've received 15-20 messages from unknown numbers asking me to confirm prizes etc. I hope they make a new version where you will be able block all unknown numbers and text only to your contact list

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      I haven't received any, are you sure you didn't accidently click on any links?

      • +5 votes

        I've been receiving whatsapp spam as well.
        I hope they will put a report-user function where a whatsapp account will be disabled if say 30+ reports on the same number shows up for Spam (these spammers will be spamming EVERY whatsapp contact)

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        100% sure! If you google it you'll se that unfortunately it's a common problem :(

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      I've been using it for years and haven't received any spam - maybe it's somewhere you've put your mobile number (for a freebie or something) scans for people on whatsapp?

  • +1 vote

    Awesome, been waiting for this to go down :D

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    Most used app on my phone too!

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    good deal! i had to pay 99c .. if only i waited..

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      99c is still worth it! :P

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    Thanks for posting OP, been waiting for it to be free again :)

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    My partner has got 20 or so spam messages on her Android Whatsapp, but I've never got a single one on my Blackberry version of it. She certainly didn't click anything.

    Whatsapp is nothing like BBM, but its cross platform so it's great and does the job.

    Funny how Android and Blackberry users get it free, but iOS users have to pay, typical!

    • +1 vote

      While there is no initial cost with Android, Blackberry or Symbian, after one year, you need to pay 99c per year to continue using it. With iOS, after you install it, it's free for good. http://www.whatsapp.com/faq/en/general/20965922

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        Thank you, didn't know that, strange as I have been using it for over 2 years on BB and never had to pay, same number (and I don't think me getting a new BB phone every year or so would make a difference). I just had a look and it tells me it runs out in April 2013, not sure how it works that out but not complaining.

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    Yes! Thanks! Now my friends can stop hounding me to get WhatsApp.

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    Thanks OP!

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    Thanks op

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    Been waiting for this to be free forever, finally downloaded, yay!

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    I've had it for more than a year and never got any spam, maybe because I rarely use it?
    I just started using it frequently in the past month and a crash that deleted my whole history happened. Maybe I should keep using it sparingly so I don't get any spam?

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    I'd been using it for years too and never received any spam on it (iPhone)
    I then signed up a new number with Telstra on a Galaxy Nexus last year and almost immediately I started getting at least 2 spam messages a day. After a couple of weeks it stopped though.

    Now I've moved that number in to another iPhone and luckily haven't gotten any spam still.

    Either way, it's an awesome app. Just got back from a holiday with 32 friends in Bali and we had a group chat thread going to organise when everyone would meet up each morning at their resort lobbies. It was very handy.
    There is a 30 person limit on each group chat though which meant we had to leave a couple of people out, but it's probably very rare that you'd need to add that many people in.

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    Thanks OP! Was going to download it the other day for my new iPhone… stalled at paying 99c; glad I waited :)

  • -1 vote

    With so many telcos now giving away unlimited smses and with massive data caps for email attachments (or gtalk), I seriously don't understand why people use these non standards compliant messaging services*

    *unless to overseas.

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      Interaction with these apps is more streamlined than email. So they are more like IM. But unlike SMS you can send photos without the cost of MMS. Also location (automatically if you enable it). You can also get a transcript emailed to you. Etc. You should talk to people who use these apps to understand their appeal.

      Sure they are non-standard, but that's because various providers are battling it out in the market and the standards get written by the victor afterwards.

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        "Sure they are non-standard, but that's because various providers are battling it out in the market and the standards get written by the victor afterwards"
        Clearly you don't understand standards. By that logic the W3C should have been ignored and we should have been listening to MS because they were "the victor".

        I still see no real advantage to these apps. I can handle the 75c off my massive cap to send the occasional picture.

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          Group conversations is a real winner for me, rather than mass sms.. which the recipients don't know who else was included in the sms.

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          Clearly you don't understand standards. By that logic the W3C should have been ignored and we should have been listening to MS because they were "the victor".

          Clearly you don't understand how the real world works. :P You try to tell all those users, hey don't use this app because it hasn't been blessed with a standard. Have fun counting all the blank looks. :P

          I'm just as much for standards as you are, but sometimes when standards win it's more because of luck than common sense.

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    Great, can tell all the iphone users I know that didn't want to spend the .99c to get it now.. :)

    I'm on Android, still within my first year, are they charging after the first year now? Heard a lot of android users free period was just extending at the end of the year..

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    It's free if you switch to Android. Great app, use it all the time to chat to my gf.

    This is one of the very few apps that I'd pay money for, even if they start charging for Android I'd continue to use it. Much much better than text messages.