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Whatsapp is now free

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Conor, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. Conor

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    https://blog.whatsapp.com/615/Making-WhatsApp-free-and-more-useful

    Personally, I didn't mind paying an annual fee, but apparently this didn't fare well with other users. I'm interested to see how they plan on implementing these "tools" they mentioned.

    Something tells me not many customer support divisions of these various businesses and organisations will be very pleased about this new communication platform. They're already doing their best to be as useless as possible, at least here in South Africa.
     
  2. Neon

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    LOL 5 mins ago I've received the notification from WhatsApp "WhatsApp service extended new expiration date is Lifetime".
     
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  3. The Willow

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    Lifetime is good :) should be free anyway. Zucker has enough money.
     
  4. Conor

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    Same here, hence the research ;)

    Funny thing is, after I posted this thread, I got a "Whatsapp service has been rolled back" message, and my subscription now expires at the end of 2016 apparently :\

    They obviously have a few bugs to sort out.
     
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    My WhatsApp has been on smack for the last three years and hasn't charged me a penny. I'm curious about the new stuff they're planning though, because I'd love to spam Ryanair on WhatsApp when they're canceling my flights again.
     
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  6. Neon

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    LOL new notification "Whatsapp service rollback new expiration date is May 28, 2016"
     
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    Yeah he just paid $19.000.000.000,00 for it..
     
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    Where are you flying that they do cancel your flight? Never happened to me.
     
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    Nice! I never paid a penny up to now for some reason.
     
  10. 93chandu

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    Am I the only one who never paid for whatsapp from the time I started using :D
     
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    Finland, and now they've actually recently stopped flying to Finland completely.

    Piece of sh*t is what it is.

    British Airways gets my vote and my butt on their seats.
     
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  12. PinguSpy

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    Dunno about it, using it since last year and it's already FREE.
     
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    From reading this there is a whole lot of us that have been using WhatsApp completely free for a long ass time. In fact I don't remember hearing of anyone ever paying for it anyway.
     
  14. Conor

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    I think the flaw in their system was that uninstalling/reinstalling the app reset the expiration date or something like that. They were probably just not bothered with fixing it and decided to make it officially free without really changing anything.
     
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    Ive had whatsapp for close to 5 years now, never been charged anything for it, I read the article the other day, and the reason is apparently a lot of "kids dont have payment options" which is fine but then again they paid 19 billion dollars for the app so somehow they are going to have to get their investments back, I personally love the app and pretty much everybody has it now so it is a must have.