Will WhatsApp Messenger be a paid application?

My WhatsApp Messenger account has again been automatically renewed to 05/04/2013. Although it still says “Free trial” … from my personal point of view, it will not and never become a paid app.

Reason is simple. It has too many subscribers! With it’s cross platform that works on Android, Iphone, Blackberry’s and all.. most of my friends and families which have unlimited mobile internet have WhatsApp installed on their smartphones. It’s a great application to send text and images, not to mention location, audio, and even short videos.

By converting this to a ‘paid app’ it will instantaneously cripple and result in almost 100% lost of their subscribers.

Just like the other day when WhatsApp was down for maintenance …

Me and most of my friends started downloading and switched over to Viber! And now Viber is a keeper to us all. It works pretty much the same as WhatsApp, easy to add contacts by identifying those that’s already on your phone contact list.. which makes the “what’s your ID?” obsolete and useless.

So WhatsApp, why don’t you just stop with the “Free Trial” joke once and for all. You know that you can’t get this much of subscribers if you changed it to a paid app. If you really need money.. (like to support your server bandwidth and all) how about some advertisements for some money instead? That would be a good idea, as long as those ad’s doesn’t really suck our bandwidth or go on full screen or something until it disturb from using the app normally. We like the ad to be super small if possible (or no ad at all if ever! Make it stay as this!)

For those who didn’t try WhatsApp yet, get it > here < from Google Play.
And why don’t you get Viber as well > here < just in case if WhatsApp is down again? 😉


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2 Responses to “Will WhatsApp Messenger be a paid application?”

  1. Bard Says:

    Viber still fc’s on my hd2 . It’s a real resource hog imho.

    • neato4u Says:

      I never had any issues with Viber running on 2 different Sony Xperia units. You got to remember HD2 runs custom ROMs and were never designed for Android. It just got lucky.

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