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Essentially, it gives you unlimited texting through your data plan. The program automatically reads your address book/contacts information and will tell you who is also using WhatsApp. When you send them a message via WhatsApp, instead of going through your cell phone company’s SMS service, it will bypass that for the data service. For me, this is great because I have only 50 texts a week on my pay-as-you-go plan but 100 MB in data. I can’t imagine one message being more than a few kilobytes, so percentage-wise, communicating via WhatsApp is a lot more economical. And if you happen to be connected to WiFi, it doesn’t cost you a thing!
I hadn’t heard of WhatsApp before moving to Spain, but apparently it’s used worldwide.
Do you use WhatsApp on a daily basis to keep in touch with friends? Or do you use another service, or simply have unlimited texting? Comment below!