WhatsApp Messenger – Free SMS Service!
With more and more users using the new smartphone ranges available, it is only a matter of time before SMS becomes a thing of the past and gives way to the internet based messaging systems. One of the best applications I have used so far would be WhatsApp messenger.
This application uses your data connection on your smartphone to send messages between you and other users who have the same app on their phones. What is so great about this app you may ask? Well, unlike BlackBerry messenger and Ping for iPhones; WhatsApp works on all mainstream smartphone types such as Nokia, Android, iPhone and BlackBerry. So you can send messages, audio and video‘s¬†to your friends around the world on any of the other phones for FREE!
But something this good has to have a drawback, so what’s the catch? Well, the application itself is only free for the first year. After that, there will be a small subscription fee that is actually quite low considering the amount you’d save on MMS/SMS through your network. There is also the fact that you would need to be connected to the internet to receive the messages. Considering most people these days would get the unlimited data cap, that shouldn’t be a problem.
What most people argue about is the fact that it is just like using MSN or some sort of chat service on your phone. That may be true, except for one slight difference; it works even when you’re not on the application like a SMS service.
From what I know at the moment, here are the fees:
iPhone: $0.99 one time payment
Nokia is currently in the testing phase, so there isn’t really a price set on it, but I’d assume it would be $1.99 per year as well.
Anyway, if you are looking for a way forward, this is it.
If you would like to download the application go to your smartphone market, or their website.
If you would like to go to the website on your phone, feel free to use the QR code below.