How much it costs to send a WhatsApp message in South Africa

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How much it costs to send a WhatsApp message in South Africa

WhatsApp has become the most popular messaging app for smartphones in South Africa, thanks to its cheap messaging costs compared to standard SMS rates offered by mobile operators.

The app offers South Africans a way to call, text, and share media with each other at rates far lower than anything offered by mobile networks, even when using a mobile data bundle.
 

system32

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Here is an interesting calculation:
How much to send a picture by SMS:
Picture 95kb @ 80c per 160 bytes = R475
No wonder SMS is dead.
 

Pythonista

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I'd say 90% of my usage over Whatsapp is when I'm at work or home, and thus on Fibre/ADSL etc. Even when visiting family or friends we share network access. So in reality, ALMOST ALL costs are ZERO !
 
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