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    Default Whatsapp free lifetime subscription for Indians

    For those who pay for their WhatsApp subscription there is no need to pay for the subscription anymore as WhatsApp have announced that they will provider WhatsApp free lifetime subscription to Indian users.
    All though the yearly subscription was not a lot I think $1 a year it still makes a difference. WhatsApp has defiantly made a difference in the way we connect with out family and friends living in India as well as abroad.

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    if itz true then its great. i was planning to buy it next week wow saved my 1$.
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    I thought it was free anyway, I mean when I installed the application and registered I didn't pay anything.

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    I think you had to pay after a year of using the account otherwise it would stop working, but that obviously does not exist now.

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    you can use it for free for the 1st year. After that it used to be 55rs pr year.
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    Yeh thats right, and the Rs55 is roughly equivalent to $1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raks View Post
    Yeh thats right, and the Rs55 is roughly equivalent to $1.
    I have been using whatsapp for over a year now, it got renewed without any payment.
    Earlier, they had announced that we have to pay for renewal, but recently they have again announced that it is free (maybe for lifetime or not !)
    But with so much competition they dare not charge, if they charge, all of us would run away to some other free app ! and there are many with better features.
    They will have to find some other way to money !
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    WhatsApp need to start video calling feature as well, that is the only feature lacking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harrish View Post
    WhatsApp need to start video calling feature as well, that is the only feature lacking.
    If this ever happens for free then the company would go bankcrupt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rishabh25 View Post
    If this ever happens for free then the company would go bankcrupt.
    No, it won't ! Skype already has that feature !
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    Quote Originally Posted by rishabh25 View Post
    If this ever happens for free then the company would go bankcrupt.
    I dont think so, there are other companies who offer video calling and their services are free.

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    The free service is for Indian users currently, people using this service in other countries would still need to pay the yearly amount.

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    Thanks for correcting me pshrinivas and Mahesh.
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    Do any of you know what Hike messenger is about?

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    Cool Hike is Made with love in India !!

    Quote Originally Posted by Immi View Post
    Do any of you know what Hike messenger is about?
    I use Hike messenger regularly..
    Pros-
    lots of stickers.
    the more you hike, the more you earn free sms (i.e, you can text any number in india eventhough they dont have hike AKA normal sms)
    easy to use interface.
    Cons-
    Overshadowed by Whatsapp.
    Not many of your friends maybe using it.

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    I use Whatsapp, Viber and LINE.
    Viber and LINE offers free voice and Video calls in addition to free messages. and they can also be used in Laptop in addition to mobile. Gradually more and more of my friends are shifting to LINE
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    I find that Viber voice quality is quite bad, I have tried it a few times and not really been happy with the performance. Is here anything better than Viber?

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    What has TRAI finally decided about WhatsApp being using in India. If they do stop the WhatsApp services it would be really bad, all other countries don't seem to have an issue with this service.
    On the other hand WhatsApp really should consider adding voice calls as well, they have a voice messaging service which is also good.

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    Apparently WhatsApp will soon be starting voice calls as well, no information to when but it is in the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaggy View Post
    For those who pay for their WhatsApp subscription there is no need to pay for the subscription anymore as WhatsApp have announced that they will provider WhatsApp free lifetime subscription to Indian users.
    All though the yearly subscription was not a lot I think $1 a year it still makes a difference. WhatsApp has defiantly made a difference in the way we connect with out family and friends living in India as well as abroad.
    I wonder why it is only free in India. I really wish it was free overall, however $1 a year isn't much to pay. Although, it was annoying to add a credit card to my Google play account when I first had to pay for whatsapp, as I never buy apps, and didn't want them to have my credit card details. However now you can lay by PayPal, and even phone carrier credit.

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    Now there is also google play gift card which can be bought from amazon and used as a payment method after linking in google account. saves the trouble of linking your credit card details.
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    In all my years of using WhatsApp, I've never actually paid for the usage, surprisingly. I am waiting for the day in-which I have to pay, but I don't think that will happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter97 View Post
    I wonder why it is only free in India. I really wish it was free overall, however $1 a year isn't much to pay. Although, it was annoying to add a credit card to my Google play account when I first had to pay for whatsapp, as I never buy apps, and didn't want them to have my credit card details. However now you can lay by PayPal, and even phone carrier credit.
    Yes, it is not safe to use credit card online these days. But in some cases it is quite unavoidable like online shopping. I think most the credit cards now are equipped with an option of OTP (One Time Password). By activating this while finalizing a payment you will get a password in your mobile which is linked to the credit card and you need to enter the correct code back in the site at the space provided. Then only you will be able to go ahead.

    I think it is a good method to ensure online security while making payments. It is very secure as every time you get new OTP which is automatically generated by the system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webworld View Post
    Yes, it is not safe to use credit card online these days. But in some cases it is quite unavoidable like online shopping. I think most the credit cards now are equipped with an option of OTP (One Time Password). By activating this while finalizing a payment you will get a password in your mobile which is linked to the credit card and you need to enter the correct code back in the site at the space provided. Then only you will be able to go ahead.

    I think it is a good method to ensure online security while making payments. It is very secure as every time you get new OTP which is automatically generated by the system.
    I'm still not sure about using my credit card for online shopping etc. Even though I know it's very secure. There are too many "horror stories" about hackers stealing peoples credit card details and names and addres's. I maily try to use PayPal, as they have very good security, and have very good return policies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter97 View Post
    I'm still not sure about using my credit card for online shopping etc. Even though I know it's very secure. There are too many "horror stories" about hackers stealing peoples credit card details and names and addres's. I maily try to use PayPal, as they have very good security, and have very good return policies.
    It depends on the site you're using and your bank verification steps, in protecting your online presence. People I can pay for anything, I receive a one-time code on my mobile phone and if I have any issues, my bank would take me up and look into the matter for me.

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    I am using Whatsapp with my family alone. With my friends, I am using Messenger by Facebook. I think Whatsapp was acquired by Facebook. Correct me if I am wrong.

    Meanwhile, good to know it's free in India. It is indeed a good news for our friends there. I wonder what will happen if it will turn one year of my usage. I may be changing and use other messaging apps.

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    While I agree that whatsapp bring free for certain customers is obviously a good thing, isn't the yearly subscription something lik 69 cents anyway?

    It's not exactly going to send people bankrupt ad they're trying to save up to afford it is it, although I'm sure it's a very nice gesture, it is just that...just a gesture and seeing as its the most popular messenger service in the world, it's not as if they're going to be having to cutback in their service because of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipol12 View Post
    I am using Whatsapp with my family alone. With my friends, I am using Messenger by Facebook. I think Whatsapp was acquired by Facebook. Correct me if I am wrong.

    Meanwhile, good to know it's free in India. It is indeed a good news for our friends there. I wonder what will happen if it will turn one year of my usage. I may be changing and use other messaging apps.
    Yes you're correct that whatsapp was acquired by Facebook, it happened last year I think. By the way, you can always use a different phone number for whatsapp if your free trial runs out, although you'd have to tell all your contacts about your new number, which would be annoying and inconvenient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter97 View Post
    Yes you're correct that whatsapp was acquired by Facebook, it happened last year I think. By the way, you can always use a different phone number for whatsapp if your free trial runs out, although you'd have to tell all your contacts about your new number, which would be annoying and inconvenient.
    I never thought of that function. Isn't it automatic to connect to your primary number? I mean, I am using a dual SIM phone and my primary number is a postpaid plan and cannot change number that easy. Is it possible to divert the used number to the other number within that app? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipol12 View Post
    I never thought of that function. Isn't it automatic to connect to your primary number? I mean, I am using a dual SIM phone and my primary number is a postpaid plan and cannot change number that easy. Is it possible to divert the used number to the other number within that app? Thanks
    Yes it is very simple, I use whatsapp on my laptop sometimes and I use my phone number, you just need a working sim, inserted in a phone that is one for it to work. You need to reset your WhatsApp from the settings and when entering your new details, put in the new phone number, and wait for the text to appear on the other line and you're good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipol12 View Post
    I never thought of that function. Isn't it automatic to connect to your primary number? I mean, I am using a dual SIM phone and my primary number is a postpaid plan and cannot change number that easy. Is it possible to divert the used number to the other number within that app? Thanks
    Yes I think it would be possible, you'd possibly have to delete and reinstall the app to activate your whatsapp using the second number. However I think there may be a setting within the whatsapp app allowing you to change number. But ffrim what I've heard, using a different sim will allow you to create a new account on the same phone.

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    Thanks @challengewriter and @peter97. I don't have to shift to other messaging apps. I am used to Whatsapp and I love it. Trying another messaging app is a hassle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipol12 View Post
    Thanks @challengewriter and @peter97. I don't have to shift to other messaging apps. I am used to Whatsapp and I love it. Trying another messaging app is a hassle.
    No problem, glad we could help you! Facebook messamger also isn't bad, however it doesn't compare to whatsapp, which is by far the best, and most widely used messaging app in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter97 View Post
    No problem, glad we could help you! Facebook messamger also isn't bad, however it doesn't compare to whatsapp, which is by far the best, and most widely used messaging app in the world.
    BBM is also good, I wasn't a big fan of it but my friends still use vapidly and so I got it to not fall out of the loop and I realise it's a great app to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by challengewriter View Post
    BBM is also good, I wasn't a big fan of it but my friends still use vapidly and so I got it to not fall out of the loop and I realise it's a great app to use.

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    I had a BBM before to with my BlackBerry device. It's good but not as good as Whatsapp. I also tried Viber which is good too but I deleted it.

    Anyway, does any of you familiar with Kakao Talk or Line?

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    Back in the day, I was also a fan of the BlackBerry messenger but whatsapp is better than that was and it's also a lot more reliable.

    Facebook messenger for me isn't as good as egatsapp is either at the moment but it does have some potential to get better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by challengewriter View Post
    BBM is also good, I wasn't a big fan of it but my friends still use vapidly and so I got it to not fall out of the loop and I realise it's a great app to use.

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    Yes, I rember BBM being very popular, even more so that whatsapp, everyone at my old school used to have a blackberry phone, and with BBM. I think I was one of the only people with an android device. However, as Android devices became more available, whatsapp has taken over, and even with the release of BBM onto Android and IOS, it's still not as good as whatsapp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter97 View Post
    Yes, I rember BBM being very popular, even more so that whatsapp, everyone at my old school used to have a blackberry phone, and with BBM. I think I was one of the only people with an android device. However, as Android devices became more available, whatsapp has taken over, and even with the release of BBM onto Android and IOS, it's still not as good as whatsapp.
    BBM is extremely popular then. I love that app too. But when I tried the Android version when my BlackBerry stopped functioning, I tried another which is Whatsapp. I would be using my other number from now on as some here suggested because my one-year free is about to end.

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    I agree that BBM is not as good as WhatsApp, WhatsApp is strictly for chatting and interacting with your friends, while BBM is a whole n'other platform. I mean people run businesses on there aside from chatting and those businesses flourish, so both are great in different ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by challengewriter View Post
    I agree that BBM is not as good as WhatsApp, WhatsApp is strictly for chatting and interacting with your friends, while BBM is a whole n'other platform. I mean people run businesses on there aside from chatting and those businesses flourish, so both are great in different ways.
    I'm not sure, but BBM in Android looked and felt unprofessional compared to whatsapp, it had a very ugly outdated design, and I didn't really understand any of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter97 View Post
    I'm not sure, but BBM in Android looked and felt unprofessional compared to whatsapp, it had a very ugly outdated design, and I didn't really understand any of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by challengewriter View Post
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    Thanks for clarifying this. It was quite a long time since I last use the messaging app. Maybe I will try to explore it at some time whenever my Whatsapp expires.

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    BBM for Android keeps running in the background and eats up too much RAM
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    Quote Originally Posted by panchabhut View Post
    BBM for Android keeps running in the background and eats up too much RAM
    I never knew that. I think other messaging apps does too. I also experience the same with my Whatsapp. So I end up clearing the data and cache then re-logging in.

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    As far as I'm aware most of the messaging apps these days are quite reliant on RAM, and if you look at what the apps actually do it's easy to see why.

    For one thing, your going to want to receive your message as soon as the sender as sent it so for that to happen it needs to be constantly running in the background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pwarbi View Post
    As far as I'm aware most of the messaging apps these days are quite reliant on RAM, and if you look at what the apps actually do it's easy to see why.

    For one thing, your going to want to receive your message as soon as the sender as sent it so for that to happen it needs to be constantly running in the background.
    It has been a hassle to me whenever I clear my cache. I have to re-log in to use the app. It might not be a big deal to me but it takes my time in doing it. I have to do it becausw my phone has low internal storage.

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    clear Cache but dont clear data. then you would not require to do fresh login every time
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    Quote Originally Posted by panchabhut View Post
    clear Cache but dont clear data. then you would not require to do fresh login every time
    I still think I have to clear data because I have to free some space on my phone. I have to free the memory it eats to make my phone function faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panchabhut View Post
    BBM for Android keeps running in the background and eats up too much RAM
    You can put it off, from within the app setting, I figured it out recently for BBM, I don't know about WhatsApp but I think you should also check the settings, but I'm sure about the BBM one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by challengewriter View Post
    You can put it off, from within the app setting, I figured it out recently for BBM, I don't know about WhatsApp but I think you should also check the settings, but I'm sure about the BBM one.
    If there's something like that in the setting of BBM, then I think I should check it with Whatsapp. It would be of a great help for those using Whatsapp. I just do hope it also exist in Whatsapp.

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