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A Look At WhatsApp - The Popular Ap For Free Messages On The iPhone 4S

News   •   Aug 19, 2012 22:44 BST

The Apple iPhone 4S is one of the most popular smartphones in the world, and one which is well known for its versatility.  The famous AppStore is largely to thank for versatility of the device, with over half a million apps currently available for download straight onto the device.  In this article, I am going to take a closer look at one of the most popular apps currently available called WhatsApp messenger.

 

WhatsApp Messenger - What is it?

It is an app which allows users to send and receive text messages and media messages for free.  This is made possible due to the fact that this app uses an internet connection rather than relying on your network's coverage, which therefore means that the app bypasses the charges normally associated with sending and receiving messages.

 

WhatsApp Messenger - Who is it For?

Text messaging is one of the most commonly used form of digital communication.  The popularity of this messaging format means that just about every mobile phone owner regularly sends text messages.  Therefore, anyone can benefit from WhatsApp Messenger, however there are a couple of types of user in particular who will gain the most advantages from using it.  If you have a low number of text messages on your monthly iPhone 4S contract, you can use this app if you exceed your message allowance.  This means that you will never have to pay for a message even when you have exceeded your monthly allowance, which would otherwise incur standard network charges.  Also, if you regularly send and receive text messages from somebody has the overseas; this app really comes into its own.  All that's required is that the person you are sending the message to also has the app installed on their phone, along with an internet connection.  Sending and receiving text messages from abroad can be extremely expensive, so WhatsApp messenger offers a convenient way around this.

 

WhatsApp Messenger -How Does it Work?

As mentioned, this app requires an internet connection, which will be provided either by 3G or Wi-Fi.  Also, the person you are sending and receiving messages from must have the app installed on their phone (it is available on all major smartphone platforms).  Because it sends messages over the internet, your network's coverage is not required, therefore meaning that you do not have to pay the standard charges, and it will not use up any of your text message allowance. A Wi-Fi connection is preferable, due to the fact that no data charges will be incurred.

 

WhatsApp Messenger costs just £0.69, and with the benefits it provides, I think this is a very generous price.  Once you have sent and set a number of messages, you will have more than made up for the cost of the app, from then on there is nothing else to pay to enjoy the benefits of this app.

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