No expensive SMSs or MMSs with your mobile phone anymore.How it works
WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends.
In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.
There's no login and after subscription your mobile phone is automatically connected to the WhatsApp network provided you're connected to WiFi, 3G or EDGE/ GPRS . If you send somebody a message, image or (short) movie but the receiver isn't connected to the network, the receiver will receive the message later when the receiver connects to the network.
It's a great application. Try it.
WhatsApp :: Home
and viber for calls.
EVERYBODY uses either Whatsapp or Line. No one uses Viber though, coz Viber is only for iPhone to iPhone. I think most young Thais use BB instead.
Most of my students and young Thais I know use BB. Maybe it's coz they don't have money for iPhone, I don't know, but they use BB.
And yes, you're right samsara, Viber has expanded onto other OSes. Thank you for the correction. But it's still not popular though. When my missus and I downloaded Viber we both had zero friends with Viber. When we used Whatsapp or Line though, almost every single one of our contacts had either one or both of the programs.
Man am I glad I don't live in a World where I want or need this stuff. :D
Guy Manpoof sux nuts for $$.
Tomcat trained. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Viber is kind of useless now since Line does calls too and a lot more people use Line. I'm kind of confused as to why this thread is being made now. Whatapp was news a year or two ago, but pretty much everyone in Thailand with a smartphone has been using it for a long time now. I would even go as far to say that Whatsapp has become less popular lately with Line taking its place. I don't understand exactly why though other than people must like the sticker aspect of line. Personally I don't care as whatsapp generally has less connectivity issues than Line.
The US doesn't seem to have caught on though. They must like paying for SMS and MMS plans over there. The only people on my Whatsapp list from the US are people that I specifically told to download the application so that I can communicate with them more easily.
I think there is alot of value in this because it works with BB as well.
Honestly though, one of the best cross iphone/android apps out there is "Kakao Talk"
You can send messages, photos, and even 10 second video clips.
It is a huge app in Korea and I have used it for the past couple years (all over the world) as the primary way to keep in touch with the gf and my few close friends.
Thais use BB because bb messenger is free so they can send unlimited texts.
Stamp, I spent $20 on those fucking line stickers... they are so cute