WhatsApp to add voice calls after Facebook acquisition

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Banshchikov wrote:

Snypir also supports free calls https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/snypir/id777532234?mt=8

Feb 24, 2014 11:11am EST  --  Report as abuse
Nurgle wrote:

Hey Telecoms – yes, you are dumb wires and that’s all people want. Save your marketing budgets, charge $40 a head for an unlimited data connection and be done with it. Invest in infrastructure rather than Goldman-worthy schemes and concoctions designed to squeeze the unaware. If it’s twice as fast, I’ll pay “A” $45 now instead of “B’s” $40. Offer real added utility to grow your business rather than artificial “packages”. Many, including myself, use VOIP to supplement cell activity. It’s only going to become more prevalent unless telecoms create an environment where it just doesn’t make any difference to the consumer. No fees, but you can get their eyeballs on your own platform.

Feb 24, 2014 12:55pm EST  --  Report as abuse
1971 wrote:

I understand the telecom providers angst about apps like WhatApp, but said telecom providers are not prohibited to provide a competing app.

Feb 24, 2014 2:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Greenspan2 wrote:

This is why Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast for access since the company use up to a third of their data pipeline during high demand. There’s a reason for charging extra for heavy data use. Why should minimal or average users of data subsidize a much smaller percentage of heavy data users? This is not insurance, it’s data use.

Feb 24, 2014 6:10pm EST  --  Report as abuse
phillyTuna wrote:

Really??? So many other apps such as Skype, Line and WeChat already had free voice calls not to mention video calls. Which I am guessing they will announce next.

Either WhatsApp/Facebook are just getting with the times finally or they have something else planned behind the scenes. I will go with the latter.

Feb 25, 2014 12:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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