What Do You Do When Your Whatsapp Expires?

Whatsapp

We all know what Whatsapp is and what it does right? For those who don't, Whatsapp like its close competitors which includes; BlackBerry Messenger, iMessage, Kik Messenger, Meebo e.t.c is a cross platform messaging application meaning its available for iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Windows Phone and even some selected Java/Feature phones like the Nokia C3, Nokia C3-01, Nokia X2-01, Nokia X3-02 and the newly introduced Nokia Asha series.

 

Whatsapp is a paid application which offers one year free trial after which you would be charged $1 a year for its usage. While iPhone users only have to pay for it once, other platforms are charged annually for this. Reasons for this are best known to them. Of recent when it expires they give you another six months of free usage. So What Do You Do When Yours Expires? - Do you just pop in a new sim to get extra 1yr+6months of free trial? -Or would you follow the stressful trend Nigerians have created by back-dating(Setting the date of the device to the previous year) then un-installing and re-installing again each time it tells you your whatsapp is expired? -Are you going to request for a mastercard or visacard from your bank so you could pay for it? Nigerian banks have reduced the countless processes/requirements to get them.

 

So getting one should be stressfree. -Or would you look for a friend's iPhone, slot your sim and pay once to get full lifetime subscription or 10yrs subscription in some cases? -Or would you cross over to other messaging apps? In my opinion, I suggest they make it free and allow room for adverts to be displayed(either at the top or bottom) Most people hate this but with time they would adapt. Or better still they could come up with a free version with less options than the Pro/Paid version.

 

Even network providers could assist by partnering with Whatsapp to enable its users here in Nigeria pay with their airtime balance which is by far the best option for a country like ours. N150 - N160 is not such a large amount to pay considering the cost saved by whatsapp that would have been spent on normal sms. The point here is for them to make payment options easier and accessible for us here in Nigeria. Feel free to comment below to share your views and don't fail to follow us on twitter @TektweetNigeria To get the latest tech gist as it drops

about 2 years ago
Chuba Okanume

Chuba Okanume about 2 years ago

I think advert would consume bandwidth that the user would take not necessary, thereby creating negative impact .... I feel they should work closely with the device manufacturing companies into preinstall Whatsapp in their devices .. And they get a token for each installation and the device manufacturer whom refuses to comply gets their customers to pay for the app ... Awesome !!! Article

uche

uche about 2 years ago

i strongly agree with you that advert will consume bandwidth but there can be adds of about 1kb.

kachi

kachi about 2 years ago

Yeah.I think working with device manufacturers will be beneficial in the long run.its a great app.I guess nigeria as a nation needs to develop and match up with developed countries.

uche

uche about 2 years ago

why all the worries about Nigeria. if the statics of nigerians on whatsapp are much then means can be devised to make all these stuffs easy. Take a look at 2go how do they make their money?

uche

uche about 2 years ago

Honestly i have a greater means of whatsapp making so much money without the use of ads of creditcard payments but i cant give that out here. feel free to follow or mail me on tektweet. Great article

Efemena Ozore

Efemena Ozore about 2 years ago

Reaching an agreement with manufacturers to preinstall whatsapp sounds cool but some of these manufacturers already have their own messaging apps like bbm, chat on for samsung and imessage for iphones. I think their current policy is ok if they can allow payment via airtime

Efemena Ozore

Efemena Ozore about 2 years ago

Reaching an agreement with manufacturers to preinstall whatsapp sounds cool but some of these manufacturers already have their own messaging apps like bbm, chat on for samsung and imessage for iphones. I think their current policy is ok if they can allow payment via airtime

Sergio

Sergio over 1 year ago

How much do you <a href="http://www.freewhatsapp.net/pay-whatsapp/">pay whatsapp</a>??

Sergio

Sergio over 1 year ago

www.freewhatsapp.net

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